Thursday, June 12, 2008

A donation to RETIRE THE DEBT = A show of support for Clinton Delegates

(Third in a series. Please note that all links in this post take you directly to the Hillary Clinton for President website where you can contribute to retire the debt.)

Senator Clinton's delegates need to know that rank and file Democrats have their backs. One way to do that is to retire Senator Clinton's primary campaign debt pronto. This empowers Senator Clinton and her delegates to object to any effort to quash Senator Clinton's delegates. It demonstrates that rank and file Democrats expect a genuine, meaningful balloting process at the Party's National Convention. All this, while ridding Senator Clinton of debt.

Right now, Senator Clinton's delegates - who she has not released - are in an awkward position. Rumors swirl that Howard Dean plans to call for a voice vote at the convention for Senator Obama to be nominated by acclamation; or that Dr. Dean would like to have Senator Clinton remove her name from the first ballot at the convention so that even on a roll call vote Senator Clinton's delegates - and those superdelegates who choose to vote for her in Denver - would not have a chance to vote for the candidate they will have traveled to Denver to represent.

If there is any truth in these rumors - and it should be noted that I have not been able to confirm them - such measures would be typical of the disregard this year's D.N.C.'s leadership seems to have for elections: elections require that qualifying candidates be permitted to run and legitimate voters have the right and opportunity to vote for them.

In state after state, the actual people who are now Senator Clinton's went through any number of steps to qualify for the chance to attend the Denver convention as Clinton delegates. You see, after a primary or a caucus, the particular people who will be each candidate's delegates still have to be decided. State-level Democrat Party organizations vary in the procedures used to select those individuals, but all the methods require a serious level of commitment of those who would like to attend the Convention and cast a vote on behalf of the rank and file Democrats in their respective states, based on how those "ordinary" Democrats voted in the various primaries and caucuses.

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Anonymous adamonis said...

Very inspiring!

June 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the way you think!

June 12, 2008 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Mirlo said...

Could this be cross-posted to many other pro Hillary blogs?

June 12, 2008 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Rozanna said...

Thanks for the Spanish Heidi! Why can't your call for donations to retire the debt go on Hillary's main site?

You know...Heidi as the morning HUBDATE.

June 12, 2008 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger CognitiveDissonance said...

This is really turning my stomach. More and more, the DNC is blatantly showing the whole country that this is a coup. They know that never in the history of this country has anyone ever demanded that a candidate give up their delegates before the convention, or a vote not be held. But they figure - and they are probably right - that the media will be too busy bloviating over VP's to even notice. This is a coup, plain and simple. They are trying to insure that Hillary won't even have a ghost of a chance, even if Obama totally implodes (which is a good bet). We've got to get this out.

June 12, 2008 at 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heidi - this truly is the best thing we can do for Hillary, our country and to show the delegates how wrong the actions of the DNC/
Dean(Gone)/Pelosi(Botoxic) are.

Those who stand up for Democratic ideals will be rewarded and held in great regard.

My rage builds each day - should the rumor of no roll call or mention of Hillary Clinton at the Convention - I shudder to think what reactions would be. The DNC et al are clueless to continue down this path.

June 12, 2008 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Mirlo said...

June 12, 2008 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger GrandMe said...

For our wedding anniversary my husband just contributed $1 for each year we've been married.
Another $55 in the campaign coffers.

He also gave the minimum $2 for the members of our family, including grandchildren and our late mothers, who support Hillary--$22 more.

Guess it's my turn!

June 12, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Conny said...

I gave and will give more once I know how much I've given so far (record keeping is not one of my strong suits).

Keep the message going - it does get through to people like me!!

My fiance is going to kill me when he finds out but it's too important, it's too heartfelt, too real to ignore. We must honor and respect one of our country's national treasures. She is a gift to us and we must return our gratitude and blessings.

June 13, 2008 at 12:20 AM  

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