Friday, May 24, 2024

DNCC NEWS: From Fresno to Denver Hillary Clinton Asks her Supporters to Get Behind Barack Obama. Meanwhile, John Mccain Tries to Keep Division Among Democrats Alive

“We are fighting to take our country back. We are on the same journey now.” Declared the former Democratic Presidential Hopeful..

Just yesterday Hillary Clinton traveled to Fresno, California to thank the United Farm Workers for supporting her campaign for president and ask that they now turn that support toward electing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. This morning she made her first appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the Democratic Hispanic caucus meeting where she urged Hispanics at the meeting to work as hard for Obama as they did for her. She was introduced by Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey who said,”She connected with our community in a way no candidate ever has.” When she took the stage, rhythmic cheers of “Hillary! Hillary!” echoed through the room. This is similar to the welcome she received earlier this summer when she appeared at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (Naleo) Conference in Washington D.C. She stood in front of supporters, party insiders and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who supported her throughout the primary process.

“On any issue that matters to you, we must have a Democratic president to make progress together,” Mrs. Clinton declared. “I know with all my heart that we cannot afford four more years of the same failed policies.” In her most direct appeal, Mrs. Clinton said she wanted to see her backers in the trenches for the presumptive Democratic nominee.” I am asking those of you who supported me, to work as hard for Barack Obama as you worked for me,” she said. “Let us remember what we were fighting for. We were not just fighting to elect a particular person president. We are fighting to take our country back.We are on the same journey now.”

This call for unity comes on the heels of an ad released by John McCain hours after Barack Obama announced that Joe Biden would be his running mate in which he claims that Barack Obama did not choose Hillary Clinton as his running mate because of certain statements that she made during the primary process. This ad aimed to fuel any sentiments of resentment that might exist among supporters of Hillary who possibly still had hopes that Hillary Clinton would be selected for the Democratic ticket. In regards to the ad Hillary Clinton declared, “I’m Hillary Clinton and I do not approve that message.” A statement which drew larger cheers from the crowd. This is the first of several scheduled appearances for Hillary Clinton at the DNCC Convention.

New York Sun

Hillary in Fresno

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