Thursday, August 14, 2008
In the Name of Peace: Clinton to be Nominated
(CNN) -- CNN has confirmed that Barack Obama's campaign, in another bid to heal the wounds of the bitter primary season, has agreed that Senator Hillary Clinton's name will be placed into nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. A public announcement is expected later Thursday. A Democratic source with knowledge of the discussions says that the process was not a negotiation - that both sides came to a mutual decision that the move was the best path. A Democratic Party operative familiar with convention plans says the move would bring "peace in the kingdom." The source adds that the Obama campaign "always knew it would probably have to happen." "They have known since the day she dropped out that she wanted this 'for history,'" says the operative. If this happens, Clinton will not be the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for president at a major party convention. Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith was p laced in nomination at the 1964 Republican convention, and New York Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm was placed in nomination at the 1972 Democratic convention.