Supporting Obama: A Different View

Tamila Gresham, a Clinton delegate from Missouri, writes in to dispute the notion that Sen. Clinton urged her supporters to vote for Obama at the convention:

I am an alternate pledged delegates for Senator Clinton from Missouri. I can say unequivocally that she did NOT ask us in any way to vote for Senator Obama at the Convention. She in no way released us. She asked us to "support" him, but not ever with our votes at the Convention. It seemed clear from the conversation and from the answers given by Harold Ickes that she was not releasing her delegates, but that ALL delegates (even Senator Obama's) are not "bound" and are allowed to vote for anyone they want at the Convention.

In addition, it was made known that she would appreciate it if we could stay together as a group in order to support her fight for Universal Health Care with the Platform Committee.