Tuesday As she took center stage at the Denver Democratic convention, there was a huge amount of pressure on Hillary Clinton. She followed not only the keynote address of former Virginia Governor Mark Warner, but also the unexpectedly dynamic oration of Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. And many Dems felt Senator Clinton's presentation would determine whether or not Democrats united behind presidential nominee Barack Obama. Clinton proved equal to the task, responding with the best speech of her career.
Of the several objectives of the convention, none was more important than Democratic Party unity. There's been a growing concern nurtured by the mainstream media that many Hillary supporters would vote for John McCain. Recent polls have provided strikingly different assessments of what Clinton advocates intend to do. On the one hand, Delegates seem to have made up their minds. A
Bob Burnett is a Berkeley writer. In a previous life he was one of the executive founders of Cisco Systems.
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