Democrats set to anoint Clin­ton as their nom­i­nee

The Myanmar Times - - World -

UNITED States Democrats con­verge on the City of Broth­erly Love to el­e­vate Hil­lary Clin­ton this week as the party’s nom­i­nee who will bat­tle Repub­li­can Don­ald Trump in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tions.

The Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion starts here to­day with the party more uni­fied than the Repub­li­cans, whose fis­sures were laid bare this week as they con­firmed brash bil­lion­aire Mr Trump as their flag­bearer.

But frus­tra­tions are nev­er­the­less swirling as del­e­gates bicker over the Demo­cratic nom­i­nat­ing process and new hic­cups over Ms Clin­ton camp emails.

Ms Clin­ton is per­haps the most pre­dictable per­son to launch a cam­paign in decades, so she will need to cast her­self as the race’s en­er­getic op­ti­mist who can push the coun­try for­ward.

“Next week in Philadel­phia we will of­fer a very dif­fer­ent vi­sion for our coun­try,” she pledged.

“One that is about build­ing bridges, not walls, em­brac­ing the di­ver­sity that makes our coun­try great.”

Her quest re­ceived a boost on July 23 when she in­tro­duced Tim Kaine of Vir­ginia as her run­ning mate, a savvy Span­ish-speak­ing US se­na­tor with a bright smile but “a back­bone of steel”, ac­cord­ing to Ms Clin­ton.

Mr Kaine “is ev­ery­thing Don­ald Trump and [Repub­li­can run­ning mate] Mike Pence are not,” she said.

The 58-year-old Kaine, from a cru­cial bat­tle­ground state, de­liv­ered a rous­ing speech in Mi­ami, Florida, lay­ing out sharp contrasts be­tween Ms Clin­ton and the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee.

“She doesn’t in­sult peo­ple, she lis­tens to them,” he told the Mi­ami crowd. “She doesn’t trash our al­lies, she re­spects them. And she’ll al­ways have our backs.”

The con­ven­tion starts at 4pm to­day in the Wells Fargo Cen­tre, with First Lady Michelle Obama and Ms Clin­ton’s for­mer ri­val in the pri­maries, Se­na­tor Bernie San­ders, sched­uled as the head­lin­ers. –

Photo: AFP

Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton ap­pears with vice pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Se­na­tor Tim Kaine at a cam­paign rally at the Florida In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity Pan­ther Arena on July 23.

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