"Mutiny", "Putsch", "Machiavellian", "Disturbed", "Rude", "Coronation", "Very Awkward"
Concord - Delegates to the New Hampshire Democrat Party are speaking out against their party's leadership after a clear attempt at a "coronation" of Hillary Clinton at last week's convention. Just today, three letters to the editor appeared in newspapers across the state from convention goers and delegates upset with how they were treated by Hillary Clinton supporters and party leadership, calling out DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and alluding to the politically-calculated endorsement of Hillary Clinton by Governor Hassan the day before the event.
"Granite Staters resent being told how to vote by party bosses such as Governor Hassan and Senator Shaheen, and their clear attempt to coronate Hillary Clinton is fueling real resentment within the Democrat Party," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Democrats are understandably upset with their party leadership, particularly Governor Hassan for endorsing Hillary Clinton right before the convention, despite strong grassroots support for Bernie Sanders. New Hampshire deserves a competitive primary on both sides of the aisle and coordinated efforts to stifle debate and coronate a candidate do a disservice to our First-in-the-Nation presidential primary process."
Keene Sentinel Letter: "The New Hampshire Democratic Convention This Past Saturday - Or As We Called It Afterward, The Coronation" "I had the great opportunity to go to the New Hampshire Democratic Convention this past Saturday - or as we called it afterward, the coronation." (Susan Hocking, "At convention, the feel of a foregone conclusion," Keene Sentinel, 9/22/15)
- "The Fact That The Majority Of Our N.H. Leadership Came Out Prior To The Convention To Endorse Hillary Made This, For Me, A Very Awkward Experience" "The fact that the majority of our N.H. leadership came out prior to the convention to endorse Hillary made this, for me, a very awkward experience since I am a Bernie Sanders supporter." (Susan Hocking, "At convention, the feel of a foregone conclusion," Keene Sentinel, 9/22/15)
- "Debbie Wasserman Schultz...Didn't Really Address The Issue. Not Listening To The Voters May Be A Big Mistake" "Debbie Wasserman Schultz acknowledge the audience yelling for more debates but didn't really address the issue. Not listening to the voters may be a big mistake for the establishment." (Susan Hocking, "At convention, the feel of a foregone conclusion," Keene Sentinel, 9/22/15)
- "Hillary...Is Being Handed To Us On A Silver Platter. I'd Rather Eat In The Cafeteria Where I Can Chose" "Hillary may not have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth but she is being handed to us on a silver platter. I'd rather eat in the cafeteria where I can chose for myself who and what I want in a leader." (Susan Hocking, "At convention, the feel of a foregone conclusion," Keene Sentinel, 9/22/15)
Concord Monitor Letter: "As A Delegate To The New Hampshire Democratic Convention, I Was Very Disturbed By The Machiavellian Tactics Of The Clinton Campaign." (Jan Stevens, "Letter: Convention Putsch," Concord Monitor, 9/23/15)
- "All The Seats At The Front Had Been Reserved For Hillary Supporters...All The People Standing On The Side, The Majority Of Whom Were Holding Bernie Signs, Were Asked To Move To The Rear...So As Not To Ruffle Hillary's Feathers" "...I was informed by a Clinton supporter who had gotten there early that apparently all the seats at the front had been reserved for Hillary supporters...When Hillary came up to speak, all the people standing on the side, the majority of whom were holding Bernie signs, were asked to move to the rear of the seating area, presumably so as not to ruffle Hillary's feathers." (Jan Stevens, "Letter: Convention Putsch," Concord Monitor, 9/23/15)
- "If This Putsch Is Typical Of The Tactics That Clinton Intends To Use Throughout The Campaign, It Is Not Surprising That Sanders Has A 22-Point Lead In The New Hampshire" "If this putsch is typical of the tactics that Clinton intends to use throughout the campaign, it is not surprising that Sanders has a 22-point lead in the New Hampshire polls. People are sick of politics as usual."(Jan Stevens, "Letter: Convention Putsch," Concord Monitor, 9/23/15)
Foster's Daily Democrat Letter: "Democrats, United On Virtually Every Other Front, Want More Democratic Debates." (Greg Tuveson, "Give Us More Democratic Debates," Foster's Daily Democrat, 9/22/15)
- "Dissent And, I Dare Say ... Mutiny!" "Accept the DNC's adamant adherence to a schedule of six sanctioned debates, and worse, threats to bar any candidate who participates in an unsanctioned debate from participation in the remaining sanctioned debates? Dissent and, I dare say ... mutiny!" (Greg Tuveson, "Give Us More Democratic Debates," Foster's Daily Democrat, 9/22/15)
- "As A Party, We Need, Want And Deserve More Debates, And She Is Refusing To Acknowledge That." (Greg Tuveson, "Give Us More Democratic Debates," Foster's Daily Democrat, 9/22/15)