Clinton Will Get Denver Roll Call

Move intended to molify supporters
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2008 11:09 AM CDT
Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigns for \Barack Obama Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in Henderson, Nev.    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton’s delegates will be counted in Denver, the Atlantic Monthly’s Marc Ambinder reports, as her supporters near an agreement with Barack Obama’s. Reports of tensions over the issue are exaggerated, advisers on both sides tell Ambinder. Both sides agree that overlooking Clinton could anger her supporters, as would a delegate count below the 1,896.5 she earned in the primaries.

At one private fundraiser, Clinton told donors she favored the role call because, “People want to feel like, OK, it's a catharsis… we did it, and then everybody get behind Senator Obama.” In theory, Clinton could even win the nomination, though in reality there’s no chance enough Obama delegates would switch. More interesting will be whether Clinton is afforded the normal complement of nominating and seconding speeches.