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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Let The Record Show The Best Is Getting Closer: Senator Clinton's Name Placed in Nominaton and an Open Roll Call Vote...


Senator Hillary Clinton deserves to be respectfully acknowledged and the historical records should be made official. The first woman to achieve the highest level of political attainment as a presidential candidate for the United States of America in the year 2008. As I searched for Victoria Woodall and Shirley Chisholm, so shall our daughters and granddaughters search for Senator Hillary Clinton, in the archived halls of historical events by women.


Shirley Chisholm's 1972 Presidential Campaign by Jo Freeman February 2005

The Good Fight, Harper and Row, 1973.

"Her first term she sponsored a bill to finance day care facilities; it passed Congress only to be vetoed by President Nixon."

"...None came from Illinois' First District, even though she had received more votes in the primary from those voters than had McGovern,"

"...the recommendation on California was reversed and all of the McGovern delegates were seated."

Open Letter to Howard Dean

More than 18 million Democratic voters would be pleased to hear you say publicly that there will be an open convention with Senator Clinton's name placed in nominaton and an open roll call vote.

Sign the petition

#951. Alllen Hoban Says: Senator Clinton deserves no less than that which was given to Senator Kennedy in 1980 and Governor Dean in 2004.

Hillary's fourth wave Posted by Grace at What if No One's Watching?

Could Hillary Force Her Way Onto the Ticket? from Rick Klein The Note ABC May 16, 2008

"Something we forget in this age of conventions-as-coronations: Technically, the delegates to the Democratic National Convention casts separate votes for president and vice president."

COMMENT Posted by NeverSurrender May 19, 2008: I am supporting Hillary Clinton all the way to the convention. She is the strongest candidate of either party. Hillary will be the best President. Vote your convictions! The only vote that is wasted is the vote that is not cast.

Why Hillary's Just The Ticket Bill Curry The Hartford Courant August 10, 2008 "Most important, Hillary Clinton is a woman of remarkable ability. By choosing her, Democrats would say to the nation: We offer you the very best we have. Now go pick a future."

When she announced her candidacy thirty-six years ago, Chisholm said: " presence before you now symbolizes a new era in American political history." Hillary Clinton Versus Shirley Chisholm posted by John Nichols The Nation 06/07/2008 "But, just as Chisholm paved the way for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama so, Clinton's advocates argue with some legitimacy, HRC can now pave the way for the woman who will actually be both the Democratic nominee and the president."

"....she could retain the option of having her name put in nomination at this summer's Democratic National Convention, seek a roll call of the states and record a historic number of votes for a woman."

"The point of counting the Clinton votes at the convention would not be to stop, or even embarrass, Obama. It would be to note the political progress made by women competing in the presidential arena."

VotingHillary HC Forum 08-07-2008
COMMENT 8/7/08: "But HILLARY Shouldn't get a rollcall vote? Delegate count comparison for 1980 (Kennedy), 2004 (Dean) and 2008."
"I did some research and thought you all would like the hard numbers when speaking with the Superdelegates about why Hillary should have her name in Nomination:"


COMMENT from HOBBITT HC Forum 08-08-2008

JACKSON, JESSE at the 1984 Democratic Convention - 1988 Democratic Convention and KENNEDY, EDWARD M. at the 1968 Democratic Convention - 1972 Democratic Convention - 1976 Democratic Convention

Second, some additional historical data:

Votes cast on FIRST BALLOT: 1968 -- 1972 -- 1976 -- 1980 -- 1984 -- 1988 -- 1992 (and no one had to ask permission from either Howard Dean or Devil Axelrod).

Blogging the Democrats (2004) by Jo Freeman Published on Senior Women Web, August 2004

"The national nominating conventions of both parties ain't what they used to be and neither are the parties."

"The Tuesday women's meeting featured Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Barbara Mikulski, the Sanchez sisters and Donna Brazile. Standing in the corner where the ramp met the platform, I got some great shots of great women that morning."


Political Party Platform The American Presidency Project

National Democratic convention, held in Cincinnati from the University of Michigan June 2-6, 1856

The Political Graveyard - 1856 Democratic Convention (Cincinnati)
Convention Proceedings: 1856 (Making of America Books)

official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention Saint Louis, MO June 27, 28, 29 1876

George Washington University The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers.

Recommended citation: Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and the Election of 1960: A Project of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

Chapter Forty-two, "The Democratic Convention of 1960" of The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt "...a controversy in the Democratic party in New York State, where boss rule was attempting to replace the voice of the voters."

"It seemed absurd to accept anyone as second best until you had done all you could to get the best."

"In both cases, one had the feeling that the convention did not greatly matter. The votes had been sewed up beforehand."

3. In August 1912, disgruntled progressive Republicans who wanted former President Theodore Roosevelt to represent the party rather than the more conservative incumbent....(New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 624-625.]

Confrontation at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago

The Green Papers - 2004 President Primaries
44th Democratic National Convention: Monday 26 July - Thursday 29 July 2004

Kerry, John F.

Edwards, John

Dean, Howard

Kucinich, Dennis J.


Clark, Wesley K.

Sharpton, Alfred C. "Al"

(not voting)

"The 1980 convention was one of the nastiest on record" by hfojvt at Democratic Underground 2/26/08

ED MAGNUSON TIME Monday, Aug. 11, 1980 "Going into the convention, Carter has 1,982 delegates, 747 more than Kennedy and 316 more than he needs for the nomination—if they all vote for him. And that is the rub."

"Snapped a Carter aide: "It's not an ideological issue. It's a pure and simple attempt by Kennedy people to dump Carter."

"Let's not let the political bosses control our party any longer." Said he: " almost incomprehensible how a brokered, horse-trading, smoke-filled convention can be labeled open, and a decision made by 20 million Democrats in the open primaries and open caucuses could be called closed."

Commission on Presidential Debates October 21, 1984 The Second Reagan-Mondale Presidential Debate

Now for the Real Fight By George J. Church TIME Monday, Jul. 30, 1984 "The Democrats knew they were making history: the woman up on the podium -- Geraldine Ferraro -- was the first ever selected for national office by a major party."

"...the Rev. Jesse Jackson, voice hoarse, shirt soaked with sweat, had moved even delegates opposed to him with an evangelical plea for "the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised."


Askville On Aug. 25, 2008 4,049 delegates from 48 states (more on the missing two later), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and "Democrats abroad," will assemble at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver, Colorado, to pick the next Democratic presidential nominee.


Wilma Mankiller The Best in Global Leadership studies By Melanie Smith Leader Values News March 27, 2004

The first female in modern history to lead a major Native American tribe. Since March is 'Women in History Month' we have elected to utilise articles and quotes from women.

In 1983 Wilma succeeded in running for Deputy of the Cherokee nation, and in 1987 she was officially elected the first female in modern history to become Chief of a major Native American Tribe.

2006 Assets Learning Conference Review: An Unprecedented Level of Inclusion from World Institute On Disability

Shirley Chisholm: The Forgotten Presidential Candidate A Very Fine Romance Sunday, January 27, 2008

"In 2005 the year when she died the documentary Chisholm 72: Unbought and Unbossed premiered on PBS."

Shirley Chisholm Biography - Selected writings

Although many political observers considered her chances for victory remote, Chisholm nonetheless pressed ahead, and at the final Democratic convention tally, she received a total of 151 votes.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers.

U.S. intelligence agencies tapped Benazir Bhutto’s phones. FROM THINK PROGRESS

Benazir Bhutto: Aired on 2nd November 2007,David Frost (VIDEO POSTED TOWARDS END) from awakening

Let's Chat by Hillary Clinton at BlogHillary 8/7/2008

Newcomer to Congress Speier unafraid to rock boat San Mateo Democrat DIDN'T GO TO SIT SILENTLY By Frank Davies Mercury News Washington Bureau 08/04/2008

CONGRATULATIONS CINDY!!! by awakening Sunday, August 10, 2008


Jo Freeman's books are available for online purchase. Follow this link for more information about her books, as well as price and availability.

We Will Be Heard: Women's Struggles for Political Power in the United States (2008)

At Berkeley in the Sixties: Education of an Activist, 1961-1965 (2004)

The Politics of Women's Liberation (1975, 2000)

A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics (2000)

Women: A Feminist Perspective —Fifth Edition (1995)

Social Movements of the Sixties and Seventies (1983)

Waves of Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties (1999)

Progressive involvement

"Alice Roosevelt once referred to herself as a "hedonist" on national television."

"In her home, she had a pillow on her couch embroidered with the words, "If you can't say something nice about someone, sit here by me."

“Well behaved women rarely make history.” --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

...But there is more to this story. The quotation was taken from the work of a Harvard historian whose work focused on...

Eleonora Sears ...criticism of her unfeminine style

Fannie Lou Hamer ...suffered police beatings and imprisonment.

Wilma Mankiller ...vicious campaigning by her opponents and scare tactics by their supporters.

Elsie de Wolfe ...long before women could participate in more traditional, male professions.

from the NATIONAL WOMEN HISTORY MUSEUM Archived Newsletters: Fall 2005

What if No One's Watching?


Hillary Supporters Want Their Vote Before Boarding Unity Train from TALK LEFT By Jeralyn, Section Democratic National Convention 2008 Posted on Fri Aug 08, 2008

Clinton backers want vote By Allison Sherry and Anne C. Mulkern The Denver Post 08/08/2008

NATIONAL WOMEN HISTORY MUSEUM Dutch Entrepreneurs in Colonial America Archived Newsletters: Fall 2005

"Dutch women had more rights than women in many other countries, including neighboring France, Germany and England."

"Women in New Amsterdam had various occupations, and some practiced medicine as midwives and physicians."

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Black America's Real Issue With Barack Obama by BAR Managing Editor Bruce Dixon Presidential Politics 2008 - Obama at Black Agenda Report February 2007

1. Many remember that his first act as a US Senator was to refuse to stand with the Congressional Black Caucus and California Senator Barbara Boxer in opposition to Ohio's nullification of hundreds of thousands of black votes.

2. Obama's second, were when he declined to ask any difficult, pointed or revealing questions of Condoleezza Rice and two of the president's disastrous Supreme Court nominees, and he actually voted for two out of three of these.

3. Obama's acts as a senator were to vote for a bill that made it nearly impossible for ordinary people to sue giant corporations who rob, defraud, maim or kill.

4. Another vote to renew the hated Patriot Act which he vigorously campaigned against. And though Senator Obama now claims to oppose the war in Iraq, he remains advocate of bombing Iran to start yet another.

Poll: Obama losing support in key groups Hot off the Trail, McClatchy
August 05, 2008

Invasion of the Mind Snatchers: One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute TENNESSEE GUERILLA WOMEN Friday, August 08, 2008 COMMENT: Don't these people do any research? The "O" we use to indicate OK isn't universal. It means "@sshole" in other cultures. This is about as dumb as that fake presidential seal. ClareA 08.08.08

Hillary Can Stay... Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Health Petition

Tsk! Tsk! Nancy Pelosi...saw you talking with Wolf Blitzer on CNN...
July 2008

Dear Mister Oil Man, Dear Mister and MS. Congress, Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton ~ Out of Sight, but NOT Forgotten... Friday, August 01, 2008


Right of Center Is Not Center... Sunday, July 06, 2008

Senator Obama's diVersion... Thursday, July 03, 2008

Senator Obama's Red October? Thursday, July 03, 2008

Sent A Stern Message to Senator Obama.... Friday, June 27, 2008

Obama-Clinton ticket is the way to win! Monday, June 16, 2008

Enough Said, Not Yet....Senator Hillary Clinton On the Issues... Sunday, June 08, 2008

Women who would vote for McCain aren't really truly dedicated to Hillary Clinton the Public Servant of the people...for their President. June 4, 2008

John McCain Thinks Working Women are Second Class Citizens! Thursday, April 24, 2008

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