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Friday, August 15, 2008

They're just trying to upstage the Republican convention

Okay, so the Democrat National Convention is going to actually feature a vote. They’re letting Hillary Clinton’s name be placed in nomination – an olive branch to her and her supporters – thus the delegates will actually vote, Clinton vs. Obama, instead of simply rubber-stamping Obama’s nomination.

But…surely this means they’ll have some delegates voting for Clinton? I mean, that’d be embarrassing, to not get any votes. It’d be a slap in the face to have held the vote at all, then.

Of course, it's kind of a slap in the face anyway, isn't it? Sort of a pity-vote?

Regardless, Clinton will get some votes. Will it be all of her own delegates? The ones she won during the primaries?

According to Real Clear Politics, Obama won with a 233-delegate advantage. Is it really so hard to imagine Clinton finagling that many flip-floppers?

And if so…how will the Republican National Convention compete with that? Our convention will seem so boring.