A Symbolic Move
Some Clinton supporters have clung to the hope that she somehow still would contest and win the nomination. Among the PUMA crowd, there were even demands that she be allowed to do so. Of course, Hillary Clinton herself has been supporting Barack Obama since she suspended her campaign. Some point to her having suspended rather than having ended her campaign, but that was nothing more than a common technicality, used by John Edwards and others, that allows, among other things, for continued fundraising, to retire campaign debts. Clinton herself has been campaigning with Obama. It's well past time for those hoping she still somehow would contest and win the nomination to face the fact that she has no intention of doing so.
The Clinton and Obama camps are on the same page. Today's announcement could not make that more clear:
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.
The decision was announced on Thursday afternoon in a joint statement from the senators.
Despite the endless lies and smears leveled at her during the primaries, Hillary Clinton is a loyal Democrat and a team player. Those delusionally dreaming that she will try something- anything- to wrest the nomination from Obama do her as much of a disservice as do her dishonest critics.