On the last day of the Democratic National Convention, California’s Hillary Clinton campaign feels it accomplished its goal of unity within the party. But some delegates for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are still unpersuaded that they should check their dislike of Clinton and vote for her rather than Republican Donald Trump.
At a breakfast for the California delegation to the Democratic National Convention, more than half of the 422 seats are empty. The people filling the left side of the banquet hall -since day one primarily Bernie Sanders delegates – become scarcer every day as Sanders delegates feel disenfranchised from the official convention.
Halfway through the Democratic National Convention and, though they’ve been loud, Bernie Sanders delegates in general say they have no voice. Blame it on Donald Trump. On a night when Hillary Clinton became the first woman ever nominated by a major party to run for president, the theme from the dais Tuesday was speaking out against the Republican presidential nominee.
At the California delegates’ breakfast July 25 in Philadelphia, what was supposed to be a festive celebration of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (sounds of the Beach Boys’ “California Girls” greeted delegates in the conference room) turned tense when speakers took the stage.