Chaos Reigns Among Dem Delegates

Dems Question Obama-approved Platform Omissions

Antonio Villaraigosa (AP)


A number of Democratic delegates were perplexed by the spectacle that took place on the convention floor in Charlotte on Wednesday, when a loud majority appeared to vote down an amendment to include "God" in the official party platform and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

"I think [including the language in the initial platform] would have been the right thing to do," said Keri Lorenzo, a Catholic delegate from Massachusetts.

"It should have been in the platform already," Washington delegate Dennis Montes to the Washington Free Beacon. "But on something like that it’s good for people to reconsider and think about what’s being said."

Another Washington delegate, Bryan Kesterson, agreed.

"I think my biggest unhappiness with it is there never should have had to be a vote to amend in the first place," he said. "They should have gotten it right the first time."

President Obama reportedly signed off on the original language in the party platform, but "did not seek to change it until after Republicans jumped on the omissions of God and Jerusalem," according to a campaign source.