A decision has still not been made whether Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's name will be placed in nomination at the Democratic convention.
The primary ended close, and a lot of Clinton supporters want her acknowledged in a very special way in Denver. Clinton campaign chief of staff Maggie Williams and Clinton are among those involved in hammering out with Obama's team Clinton's role--and the right "healing moment.'' It could be a keynote speech, placing Clinton's name in nomination and a roll call. At issue, I'm told, is "how we respect the voices of Hillary Clinton supporters and her role at the convention."
As chatter increases--and as Clinton plans an internet chat Thursday, this Joint Statement from the Clinton and Obama press offices was issued late Wednesday.
"We are working together to make sure the fall campaign and the convention are a success. At the Democratic Convention, we will ensure that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected and our party will be fully unified heading into the November election."