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Senator Hillary Clinton
August 26, 2008

 
Senator Hillary Clinton
Senator Hillary Clinton

“No way, no how, no McCain”

That is probably one of the most memorable lines from the speech given Tuesday night by Senator Hillary Clinton.

Clinton received a standing ovation and her speech was interrupted several times by applause.

speaking to delegates

speaking to delegates

She looked and sounded sincere, but democrats won’t know the full strength of  her speech until the roll call vote is taken at the convention on Wednesday.

Clinton says she will release her delegates in a show of  unity and support for Senator Barack Obama.

But, some groups are urging Clinton Delegates to stand firm and fulfill their promise to nominate her to be the democratic party nominee for president.

Groups like PUMA (which 2 on the Beat blogged about last week) and Just Say No to Unity, argue that if all Clinton delegates cast their vote  according to their pledge, then Obama and Clinton would be tied and the Super Delegates would have to weigh in and decide the party’s candidate.

Most political experts believe that Clinton delegates will fight to the bitter end, but the majority will support Obama  for president.

Could PUMA Take a Bite Out of Obama’s Spotlight?
August 22, 2008

They call themselves PUMA, which stands for Party Unity My A**.

The PUMA members are loyal supporters of Senator Hillary Clinton, and they’re angry that she is  not going to be the Democratic Party nominee for president. 

The PUMA Logo

The PUMA Logo

Just days before the start of the convention in Denver the group is sending out a massive number of e-mails targeting Clinton national convention delegates like Houstonion Teresa Herrin.

Clinton Delegate Teresa Herrin saying no to "PUMA"

Clinton Delegate Teresa Herrin saying no to "PUMA"

Herrin told 2 on the Beat that the emails are encouraging her to stand firm in her support of  Senator Clinton in an effort to block Senator Obama’s nomination. 

Herrin says she appreciates PUMA’s efforts, but she is prepared to support Senator Obama AFTER a  roll call vote for Senator Clinton.

The roll call  will allow delegates like Herrin to stand up and represent the 18 million voters who cast their ballots for Clinton during the presidential primary.

So for now, Herrin plans to just say no to PUMA.