Secretary Hillary Clinton’s absence from DNC in September, 2012 is adherence to office mandate: A commentary
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Republic of the Philippines
U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton is reported not to attend the Democratic National Convention in September, 2012 in Charlotte, South Carolina. This is viewed as “adherence to the mandates of her current position as State Secretary”. Also, it is one way to avoid nomination as presidential candidate in order to preserve party unity.
Let it be recalled that then, Former U.S First Lady Clinton had stood for the unity of the Democratic Party even after losing the presidential candidate nomination bid to then, Senator Barack Obama in 2008. She said loud and clear, "Whether you voted for me, or voted for Barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose," said Clinton. "We are on the same team, and none of us can sit on the sidelines. This is a fight for the future. And it's a fight we must win."
Mrs. Clinton’s defeat in the 2008 DNC presidential nomination meant “the Democratic Party’s rallying behind presidential candidate Obama against Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain.” Democratic Party’s unity spelled out Obama’s victory over McCain which achieved the party’s goal to “win” as Mrs. Clinton envisioned.
Mrs. Clinton’s announced absence from this year’s DNC is largely regarded as a “matter of exercise of discretion and prerogative” pursuant to her position as State Secretary. Nevertheless, such absence will be offset by Former President’s plan to attend the party convention as his spokesman Matt McKenna confirmed.
The thing remarkably evident in this piece of news is the unfaltering unity of the Democratic Party. Being devoid of “infighting of any sort” and its unity remains stronger than ever before indeed, it is a party to look up to that gives the difference to offer the best choice for a president for the American electorates.