Democratic National Convention
DAY ONE: BOOS TURN TO CHEERS
Sanders helps quell dissent as Dems convene. Politico: “‘Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,’ Sanders boomed. And delegates, for the most part, cheered his call … Democrats ended the night more optimistic than they began it …”
Dems not in disarray, says TNR’s Brian Beutler: “Reporting from inside the convention hall corrected the solidifying narrative of a party in disarray; and the basic competence, and occasional brilliance, of the stagecraft left no room for anyone other than the most partisan operatives to pretend the two conventions and parties are equally broken. At no point Monday did anyone read plagiarized text. At no point did anyone say anything racist or blame anyone for anyone else’s death.”
But further disruptions possible. Politico: “…Sanders’ diehard backers … plot to disrupt proceedings Tuesday, when Clinton is set to be formally nominated. The so-called Bernie Delegate Network, a group of Sanders’ most vehement supporters, has flirted with the notion of challenging Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine, though Sanders’ campaign has disavowed those efforts…”
Sanders team tries to minimize boos. W. Post: “As TV networks played back the video of Sanders delegates booing Clinton’s name, Sanders deputy communications director Mike Casca tweeted a Pew poll, based on months of research, that found 88 percent of Sanders voters ready to back the ticket. ‘One more time with feeling, folks: The convention is not the election,’ he wrote.”
Crowd erupts when Sanders calls for no vote on TPP. David Dayen notes: “That was ad-libbed about TPP not getting to the floor in the lame duck.”
Clinton hires top Sanders aide. NBC: “Nick Carter will serve as Vermont state director and national progressive outreach coordinator for Hillary for America … Carter is the most senior Sanders staffer to join the Clinton campaign yet announced. The campaign previously hired Kunoor Ojha to help mobilize young voters.”
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