Cross-posted from Marc's Musings...Thanks Marc for the work...We are tired tonight in Charlotte, Atlanta, Asheville, and Greenville! The Southeast Pumas came together....
After the speech I got a chance to speak briefly with Dean. I told him that many Hillary delegates are anxious about how the convention is going to be run. We have no official communication from either the DNC or the Hillary campaign. So we rely mostly on rumors.
repeated his previous comments that these rumors were put out by McCain
people, but then he went on to say that the rules of the convention are
very clear and they will be followed. He said that if Hillary wants her
name placed in nomination, roll call vote, etc., then she can have it.
He seemed to put the responsibility for this solely on Hillary. Dean
also said that to ignore Hillary or her supporters at the convention
would be foolish. He appeared very put off by the PUMAs but agreed that
the delegates had a legitimate need for communication.
I can honestly say that Dean's face turned red and he faced us at one point to yell once again that we needed to give him a chance to speak and then he would give us a chance. No such deal. Dean stayed away from us and never looked our way again. The police did not let us cross the sidewalk, but that was not an issue for us. The Obama supporters were surprised to see us, and at first yelled "unity" in unison. We yelled back "Puma" and chanted: "Selected...Not Elected!!"
Dean lost his cool with the Pumas and the Charlotte Front and Center Group. They know we are out here in loud strong numbers! I think Dean might really be a coward after all....TR