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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-06-12 12:28 AM
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What else happened at the Convention last night? (technically, this morning)
Edited on Thu Sep-06-12 12:56 AM by No Elephants
The nomination of Obama by formal vote was delayed until after Bill Clinton spoke.

(You can always count on Bill to go overtime, too.) That pushed the roll call past midnight.

And then, after the Bill Clinton spoke and after the roll call of states for the formal nomination ended, with an almost empty hall, Obama's people got a plank in the one day old platform changed.


Democracy in action!


Not long afterward, the delegates formally awarded Obama their nomination to a second term in a post-midnight roll call of the states.

Clinton spoke as Obama's high command worked to control the political fallout from an embarrassing retreat on the party platform, just two months from Election Day in the tight race with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Under criticism from Romney, the Obama camp abruptly rewrote the day-old document to insert a reference to God and to declare that Jerusalem "is and will remain the capital of Israel." Some delegates objected loudly, but Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, presiding in the largely-empty hall, ruled them outvoted. White House aides said Obama had personally ordered the changes, but they did not disclose whether he had approved the earlier version.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CVN_PRESIDENT...
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