Clinton Hint at Denver Antics Sends Dems Into Spin Cycle

Email with Obama underlines unity after she urges convention delegates 'be heard'
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2008 3:11 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton would still like the voices of her supporters to be heard at the upcoming Democratic National Convention, as a means of bridging the gap remaining between her and Obama.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Reps for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are underlining their message of Democratic unity, the Chicago Tribune reports, after the emergence of video footage in which Clinton said she thought some gesture by her delegates to the party convention—perhaps even the placing of her name in nomination—could be cathartic for the Democratic party. Ben Smith, in Politico, thinks such a move unlikely, and a dissonant note Obama wants to avoid.

"There's incredible pent-up desire, and I think that, you know, people want to feel like, 'OK, it's a catharsis, we're here, we did it, and then everybody get behind Sen. Obama.''' Clinton said at a recent fundraiser. "That is what most people believe is the best way to go.'' On MSNBC today, an Obama strategist said: "We're gonna work this out. You guys love conflict.''