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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hillary Clinton Will Have Her Own 'Whip Team' To Stop Any Anti-Obama Protests At DNCC

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Hillary Clinton's staff has been assigned to create a "whip team" for the Democratic National Committee Convention later this month, The team is being created to stop any floor protests from Clinton supporters against Barack Obama.
In a very unusual move, Clinton's staff, organized by longtime Clinton staffer Craig Smith, has been asked to create a 40-member "whip team" to work along with Obama convention floor workers to prevent any "embarrassing" anti- Obama demonstrations during the time that Hillary Clinton will be on stage or during the state by state roll call vote which her name has been placed in nomination for.

As reported by The Politico's, The Crypt, a person involved with the planning says, "If people get down there on the floor and want to start blowing kazoos and making a scene we want to make sure we've got people who stand in front of them with Obama signs."

That person goes on to state, "Is it typical for a losing candidate to have their own whip team? No. But it's also not usual for a losing candidate to get 18 million votes either."

It was also reported that some Clinton staffers baulked at the idea of being forced to police their own supporters, but they wanted a floor pass which was hard to come by for Clinton supporters at a convention run by Barack Obama.

Kathleen Strand, a Clinton spokesperson asserts that the whip team will not be trying to convince anyone to vote for Hillary Clinton, but they would offer Hillary signs to those that ask.

This news along with the recent speculation about Clinton supporters and/or Clinton herself planning some sort of coup, certainly promises much entertainment if things do not go exactly as planned and if the diehard Clinton supporters have their way.

.One has to wonder if the news saying Obama wants to diminish the role and reduce the power of superdelegates by the 2012 election as Washington Post's, The Trail is reporting, he might have wanted to announce that after the convention when he no longer needs these superdelegates to vote for him.

Just saying.