24 August 2008

Hillary Clinton to Release Delegates on Wednesday

From a Mike Allen "Politico Playbook" email update:

AP's Devlin Barrett: 'Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, hoping to unite the Democratic Party and cement her future in it, will gather her hard-won primary delegates Wednesday at a reception where she is expected to formally release them to Barack Obama. The New York senator has invited her pledged delegates to a reception at the Colorado Convention Center, not far from the main Democratic National Convention arena.'

So, there it is.

No doubt about it: the Democratic party has a dramatic (even melodramatic) week ahead. There will be tears before bedtime, as they say.

Senator Clinton has also encouraged her supporters to "rally around" Obama, and she took a dig at the new McCain advert that plays on PUMA anger:

Clinton mocked a Republican advertisement using some of her criticisms of Obama during the nominating duel.

"I am Hillary Clinton and I do not approve that message," she said, earning a standing ovation from a New York crowd waving blue signs saying "Hillary Made History."

Whether the Hillary die-hards heed her suggestions. . .we shall see.

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