PHILADELPHIA (WISH) — The Indiana delegation to the Democratic National Convention is split. Bernie Sanders won the state’s primary, but Hillary Clinton will be the party’s nominee.
One of the goals for Democrats in Philly is to avoid the chaos we saw during the RNC in Cleveland. When the Hoosier State delegation met for the first time Monday, RNC-DNC comparisons were a hot topic.
“I think you’re going to see a lot of that kind of thing where the two sides are working together to come to a way of making this party stronger,” Peter D’Allessandro, Sanders’ Indiana campaign manager, said at a meeting of Indiana delegates Monday morning.
Sanders takes the stage Monday evening, and the crowd’s response could get heated.
“We need to have a convention that highlights the strength of our ticket, Secretary Clinton and Senator Kaine, and show the unity that the Republicans lacked at their convention,” Clinton’s Indiana chairman, Dan Parker, said.
But there is uncertainty and a sense some Sanders delegates are unwilling to give up the fight.
And sometimes nothing builds unity quite like a common enemy.