Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sen. Clinton rallies behind Obama on conference call with national convention delegates

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On a conference call last night for her 1800 national delegates, Hillary explained that she is 100% committed to taking back the White House and working hard to elect Sen. Obama as the Democratic Party nominee.

Hillary encouraged her delegates to be focused on the goal to defeat McCain and the republicans this fall. Sounding very upbeat and excited, Hillary spoke of campaigning for Sen. Obama in New Mexico and remarked that she has explained to voters that she has so much more in common with Sen. Obama than McCain.

Hillary commented that she was pleased that her delegates reflect the strength and diversity of the party and thanked everyone for their hard work. She looks forward to seeing everyone in Denver and mentioned a convention reception and other operational items that her remaining staff are working on. The mechanics of when and how delegates would be released was not discussed.

Hillary also provided a summary of the party's platform and was very passionate in describing the core issues of the platform. She was pleased that the platform strongly recognizes the issues of her supporters.

Hillary was joined by Harold Ickes and Tina Flournoy. Ickes and Flournoy answered questions during the question and answer period.

This post also appears on Jeff Strater's Denver Bound Blog at