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Hillary Clinton Supporters at the Convention

Day 3: Who Are Hillary's Supporters? Are They Voting For Her?

After Hillary's rousing performance last night and reviews and analysis rolling in, it's easy to see why some of her supporters are as loyal and vocal as they are. Much has been made of Hillary supporters standing firm in the face of an Obama inevitability, and it's true — we've seen them.


For the PUMA crowd, tonight's roll call vote is crucial even while it's undergoing negotiations today. PUMA, the political acronym you might be hearing when Hillary Clinton halts the roll call and releases her delegates into the wild, stands for "Party Unity My Ass," and no, not the Democratic donkey kind.

The term originated in the comment section of a pro-Clinton blog, and later became the name of a political action committee protesting Barack Obama's place as the Democratic nominee. The term later underwent a PC transformation and now officially means "People United Means Action." Hillary spoke directly to the issue last night saying, "I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me?"

Though given the spirit in the air, and the genuine way she threw her support behind Obama, there will be fewer PUMAs and more stubborn donkeys for a united party. To see video of one such Hillary supporter explaining his decision, read more.

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