Feehery on Hillary Clinton's DNC roll call vote: "It kind of reminds me of Vladimir Putin invading Georgia"

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On The Situation Room, Republican strategist John Feehery said of Sen. Hillary Clinton's having a roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention: "It kind of reminds me of Vladimir Putin invading Georgia." Feehery added: "Hillary Clinton is all over this convention. She's owning it. Barack Obama is out in the Safeco Field [sic] somewhere doing his speech."

On the August 14 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, Republican strategist and The Hill contributor John Feehery said Sen. Hillary Clinton's having a roll call vote at the Democratic National Convention in Denver "reminds me of Vladimir Putin invading Georgia."

Discussing the effects of holding a symbolic vote placing Clinton's name into nomination at the DNC, which a joint announcement from the Obama and Clinton campaigns said is "a show of unity and in recognition of the historic race she ran," Feehery also said: "Hillary Clinton is all over this convention. She's owning it. Barack Obama is out in the Safeco Field [sic: Invesco Field in Denver] somewhere doing his speech. The fascinating thing is, she's coming up for the nomination, she's demanding that she has her own videos, she's making all these demands, and I don't know. I don't think the Democratic Party is united at all."

From the 4 p.m. ET hour of the August 14 edition of CNN's The Situation Room:

SUZANNE MALVEAUX (anchor): There was speculation over what was going to happen -- whether or not people were going to unite behind Barack Obama. Maria, does this accomplish that goal by putting her out there and having this roll call?

MARIA CARDONA (Democratic strategist): Absolutely. I think it does, and I'm thrilled. I think what it demonstrates is that, since June, the Obama campaign and Senator Clinton's campaign have been working very, very hard to ensure a Democratic victory in November. Part of that means a very unified, a very strong party coming out of Denver, and both campaigns understood the importance of that. And Senator Obama, as he stated earlier, was the one who urged Senator Clinton to put her name into nomination to make sure that the 35 million voices that participated in this historic campaign are heard and respected. And so I'm really much looking forward to that, and we're going to come out of Denver very strong.

MALVEAUX: John, does this minimize what the Republicans essentially can get out of this? Because, obviously, this is some damage control they're doing ahead of time.

FEEHERY: Whose convention is this, anyway? Is it Barack Obama's or is it Hillary Clinton's? It kind of reminds me of Vladimir Putin invading Georgia. I mean, Hillary Clinton is all over this convention. She's owning it. Barack Obama is out in the Safeco Field [sic] somewhere doing his speech. The fascinating thing is, she's coming up for the nomination, she's demanding that she has her own videos, she's making all these demands, and I don't know. I don't think the Democratic Party is united at all.

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