Lanny Davis on the roll call
by politicsmatters, Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 12:04:37 PM EDT
Lanny Davis, clearly a strong supporter of Hillary and Bill Clinton is on record saying that he was opposed to having a roll call - but that the ultimate choice to do so was good because --- it will show how marginal are the delegates who won't vote for Obama.
Here's the quote:
"I was on record saying I didn't think this was a good idea, because I was worried about the PUMA [Party Unity My Ass] supporters, people who are indifferent to a McCain presidency and are only driven by anger, which is not to criticize them, that is a genuine emotion," Lanny Davis, one of Clinton's more vocal supporters, told the Huffington Post. "That is reality and I thought that giving her a roll call vote would be destructive and counterproductive at the convention, because it is impossible to control the way the media would cover it. The most vocal Obama critics would be surround by 50 television cameras and be given their 50 seconds of fame."
It turned out, Davis went on, "that I had less faith then my candidate and Sen. Obama... The compromise they have just announced pulls off the exact solution that allows people to cast their votes and allows people like me to separate ourselves from the five percent of folks who weren't going to support Obama no matter what."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/15 In short, don't expect a lot of votes for Clinton at the roll call. BTW, when do you think the msm will start reporting that Ron Paul is holding a counter-convention that will be almost as large as the Republican convention? http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/paul-casts-a-larger-shadow-convention