Muscogee Dems Hold Sendoff for National Convention Delegates

  Barack Obama’s famous chant, “yes we can…yes we can,” rang out as some Muscogee County Democrats cheered three local delegates that are going to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. The local Democrats gathered at campaign headquarters in Midtown Shopping Center for a sendoff for three Columbus area delegates to the National Democratic Convention that opens in Denver Monday. State Rep. Calvin Smyre, U.S. 2nd District Representative Sanford Bishop and Columbus Municipal Court Clerk Vivian Creighton Bishop, who is married to Rep. Bishop head for Denver this weekend.

State Rep. Calvin Smyre, Muscogee Municipal Court Clerk Vivian Creighton Bishop, GA 2nd Congressional District Rep. Sanford Bishop at Muscogee County Democratic Party / Obama Cmapaign Headquarters in Columbus, GA
State Rep. Calvin Smyre, Muscogee Municipal Court Clerk Vivian Creighton Bishop, GA 2nd Congressional District Rep. Sanford Bishop at Muscogee County Democratic Party / Obama Cmapaign Headquarters in Columbus, GA 
                                                  "Yes we can!"

  Bishop, though unpledged because he is an elected official, had said he would vote for Sen. Obama, and Vivian Creighton Bishop is a pledged delegate for Sen. Hillary Clinton. Rep. Calvin Smyre had stated that he was supporting Sen. Clinton, also. The question I asked them was,  “Who will you vote for on the first ballot?” That’s easy for Rep. Bishop because he has already said he will vote for Obama. Vivian Creighton Bishop says she will probably vote for Sen. Clinton on the first ballot, but will switch to Obama after that. She says she probably should do that because she is a pledged delegate, and because Georgia law says pldged delgates have to vote for the candidate to which they are pledged, but Rep. Smyre said he will vote for Senator Obama on the first ballot. He said, “It’s time for us to come together.”

  Guess we’ll have to watch the balloting to see what happens.

  As far as Obama’s picking Sen. Joe Biden as his V.P. running mate, all three agreed it was a good choice.

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3 Responses to “Muscogee Dems Hold Sendoff for National Convention Delegates”

  1. Cale Says:

    Had I received three more votes at the Delegate selection this April I’d be in Denver this week, and I believe I would’ve voted for Senator Clinton on the first ballot as well. Mostly as a symbol of respect and admiration for her and the tough campaign she won. I sincerely believe the Clintons will have a major role on whether or not we have a democratic president in 2008 and beyond, and I think they will succeed in helping to get Senator Obama elected. At least they better.

  2. Dick McMichael Says:

    It’s hard to understand those Clinton supporters who are so bitter they would throw the election to McCain. I know they are disappointed that she didn’t win the nomination, but what in the world they think they will accomplish by helping elect McCain is beyond my understanding. She differed from him on so many issues that to support him just because they are mad over not winning the primary election goes beyond logic.

  3. Cale Says:

    I’ve asked the very small number of Hillary supporters I’ve spoken to who plan on voting for McCain those very questions. Most of them feel like if McCain wins this election, he wont run again in 2012, opening the window for another Hillary for President run.

    I wouldn’t vote for McCain for that reason or any reason, even if it gave Hillary a shot in 2012. America needs a Democratic President, period.

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