Personally, I’m not surprised at all by this news and have suspected that it was a given that she would not request to be nominated. She bowed out gracefully and threw her support 100% to Barack Obama, regadless of the fact that some people can’t seem to get it.
“She is not going to submit the signed request,” the insider told the Daily News. “People are still circulating petitions on her behalf, but this is a done deal.”
Party rules stipulate that Clinton must ask in writing to be nominated herself and also submit a petition signed by 300 to 600 delegates. Without her signed request, petitions of support are meaningless.
Regardless of the fact that Clinton will not formally submit her name for nomination, “delegates can vote for whomever they want during the roll call of the states.” But, the New York Daily News notes, as other media sources have in recent weeks, that “personally and through surrogates, Clinton has counseled her 1,886 delegates to vote for Obama.”
A source familiar with discussions inside the Clinton camp told The News she may release those delegates when she speaks to the convention on Aug. 26.
The bottomline for those “resisting her pleas for party unity” is that “”Hillary Clinton is 100% committed to helping Barack Obama become the next President of the United States and realizes there are passionate feelings that remain among many of her supporters,” said Clinton spokeswoman Kathleen Strand.”
Clinton supporters who are still holding out on joining in with the “party unity” movement, realy need to wake up and realize what is at stake. We simply can not afford to lose this election because some people can’t move past the primaries.