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Hillary’s Voters Dis’ed Again: Democrats Pushing for Hotel Roll Call Vote at Convention

Posted by iusbvision on August 26, 2008

Amazing. The call of the delegates votes during prime time has been a staple of political conventions for as long as I can remember. This time however, since Senator Obama was selected by the super-delegates whereas Hillary won the popular vote in the primary, they fear that the large number of votes for Hillary Clinton would either embarrass Obama and show party disunity.

If the Democrats want to see a party that is not unified, disrespect Hillary’s voters by this action.

There have been times when members of both parties have done actions that have alienated their base, but this is pretty huge. The Democrats have been driving old style liberals like Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman out of the party. Sam Nunn’s name was bandied about for a possible VP pick for Obama but he is also an old style Democrat in the JFK/Zell Miller tradition. If Nunn tried to seek high office today the party wouldn’t have it.

While the Clinton wing of the party is left of center, Joe Lieberman says that Obama is much further to the left.

The following is all over the blogosphere:

On the Brian and the Judge radio, Fox News’ senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano asked Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT):

NAPITALIANO: Hey Sen. Lieberman, you know Barack Obama, is he a Marxist as Bill Kristol says might be the case in today’s New York Times? Is he an elitist like your colleague Hillary Clinton says he is?

LIEBERMAN: Well, you know, I must say that’s a good question. I’ve known him now for a little more than three years since he came into the Senate and he’s obviously very smart and he’s a good guy. I will tell ya that during this campaign, I’ve learned some things about him, about the kind of environment from which he came ideologically. And I wouldn’t…I’d hesitate to say he’s a Marxist, but he’s got some positions that are far to the left of me and I think mainstream America.

Is it just a matter of time before more and more of the traditional Democrat base learns that its leadership has left it behind as it has moved farther to the left than traditional American Democrats are willing to go?

Obama, Clinton camps working on hotel roll-call vote

By Chuck Plunkett and Allison Sherry and Kimberly Johnson
The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_10301038?source=rss

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