With the DNC taking place in Philadelphia there is bound to be some shake up in election news. Today was no exception. Email leaks, a possible strike at the airport, and now this:
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On Monday, after speaking to his delegates at the DNC, the microphone caught a very interesting exchange between Sanders and Jane, his wife. Jane came on stage and whispered something into his ear that was picked up on microphone.
Jane Sanders: “They don’t know your name is being put in nomination, that’s the concern.”
America took notice of what was said and her words were quickly met with speculation as to what she meant by that statement.
A statement from campaign spokesman Michael Briggs quickly ensued to “clarify” what Jane meant. “She means there will be a roll vote and the senator’s name will be placed in nomination.”
Back to 2008, Clinton’s name was symbolically put into nomination after she lost to now-President Barack Obama. The New York Times reported at the time:
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s name will be placed into nomination at the Democratic National Convention, a symbolic move approved by the Obama campaign in an effort to soothe a lingering rift with Clinton supporters.
“I am convinced that honoring Senator Clinton’s historic campaign in this way will help us celebrate this defining moment in our history and bring the party together in a strong united fashion,” Senator Barack Obama said in a statement.
A similar move would allow Sander’s delegates to have their say in 2016, even as Clinton goes on to victory. She leads Sanders among both pledged and super delegates.
Sanders recently endorse Hillary two weeks ago, “If you don’t believe this election is important, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court Justices that Donald Trump will nominate, and what that means to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country.”
When Sanders reiterated his decision at the DNC to endorse Hillary, he was met with a sour response from the crowd, including boo’s.
The response is to be expected, with Hillary being investigated through the election year, and not being charged. It’s easy to see why she is not a very favorable candidate to Bernie supporters.