WASHINGTON (CNN) - If Sen. Hillary Clinton's name is placed in nomination in Denver, Colorado, this year, it wouldn't be the first time that a candidate was beaten in the primaries and still formally contested the nomination at the convention.
But it would be the first time in the modern era of presidential primaries that a losing candidate has so visibly endorsed an opponent so many months before the convention, and then gone on to have his or her name placed in nomination.
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Clinton can still win votes from delegates at the Democratic National Convention even if her name is not placed in nomination. Delegates are free to vote for anyone they want to at the convention.
At past conventions, delegates have even been known to vote for fictional characters (Archie Bunker) and dead people (George Orwell).
It's likely that Clinton will pick up some votes unless Sen. Barack Obama is nominated by acclamation.
Go HIllary......... her name should be the one on the ballot, if it wasn't for the bias of the media and the big players in Washington, she would ahve wrapped this up a long time ago....
This really has become the nightmare that never ends.
If you really want a democratic in the white house this time – put HIllary's name in the nomination and vote for her – otherwise this will be another republican year folks.
Let Hillary Clinton place her name in nomination. What is Obama so afraid of? I voted for Clinton in the primary and I want my voice heard at the convention. If Obama silences my voice but not letting Hillary be nominated, then why did I even bother to go to the polls and vote? You can bet I won't be bothered to vote for Obama if Hillary's name isn't placed in nomination.
I am so tired of him oppressing other people's votes like he wanted to do with Michigan and Florida!!!
Further proof that she cares nothing for us, and everything for Hillary...even letting this rumor fly, without making an attempt to stop it, speaks volumes. I used to respect and defend this woman. No more.
If you are gonna go Left, go Left all the way.
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Hillary Is The Most Polarizing Figure In Politics! This Is Why She Will Never Be President! Nothing Brings Out The Republicans Like She Does! She Is Poison For The Ticket Plain And Simple! I Hope She Does Place Her Name In Nomination, Then It Will Show That More People Want Obama Than Her Once And For All!
Will all you clinton cry-babies stop whinning. YOU LOST, LIVE WITH IT!!
My family like Obama ,but if no HRC we are go for McCain.
Hillary, even if it's in a losing effort, you have the ability to save this nation. Have your name on the ballot, destroy this Obama pending disaster!
There was never a primary race that was sooo close.
In fact, more people voted for Hillary Clinton than Obama. (Yes, those were REAl voters that went to REAL polls in FL and MI and cast REAL ballots. And those votes were certified by the Board of Elections in both states)
BE NICE TO HILLARY...SHE STILL HOLDS HER SUPPORTS IN THE PALM OF HER HANDS
Since the party won't officially select its candidate until the convention, let HRC put her name in.
Let the process follow its course. Have a delegate vote at the convention and settle it once and for all.
I honestly don't understand why the super delegates even made their choices public prior to the convention.
Howard Dean's name stayed on the nomination ballot at the convention after he lost the primaries! Why NOT Hillary's???!!! There were a few others that did that too in past party conventions, too. AND if Obama is sure to clinch the nomination, what harm would there be in Hillary's keeping her name in anyway?
I hope not , she has to much anger, and resentment
she's still trying to steal the nomination.
I refuse to respond to these mean-spirited Hillary supporters who will vote for the Republican anyway just because they are mad. With McCain, there will 4 more years of hell and they will be the first to complain about it.
Can I just say that I love the "YES WE CAN" chant when it applies to Hillary? :)
Hillary will never be re-elected in NY. Her career is over. The Clintons just do know know how to lose. If they continue on this path the only legacy they will have is being sore losers! They have no sense of shame.
Hillary Clinton will put the final nail in the coffin of the "Clinton era" if she choses this route. It may hold onto a few disgruntled Clinton supporters and may cause Obama to have more difficulty winning but will definitely make a run for president an impossiblity for her.
Hillary as the candidate was the Republican dream. The unenthusiastic GOP would quickly become very enthusiatic with Hillary anywhere near the ticket.
It should be put to a vote or what is the purpose of the convention.... Crown Obama? Cannot stand his ego.... If elected I believe his ego will be our downfall.
Awesome, people are voting for dead people and fictional characters. In that case, if I were a delegate, I'd submit Darth Vader for nominee.
Who is Clinton...??
women cant be president.they dont think quickly enough.