The Democratic National Convention, Explained For British People
A guide for anyone currently asking themselves, "I thought Hillary was already nominated, so why is it suddenly on the news again? I'm so unhappy."
This week, the Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a very special task...
President Obama asking Hillary Clinton to go to prom with him!
And she said yes!
Anyway, all this came the week after the Republican Convention (where Donald Trump officially became the nominee), which was widely seen as a bit of a disaster for various reasons.
As a result, you'd expect the Democrats to seize the chance to put on a show of unity, dignity, and basic competence that would put the Republicans to shame, right? LOL.
You see, not everybody in the Democratic Party is entirely on board with Clinton as their nominee.
This has been pretty clear since June, when Clinton officially won enough delegates in the state-by-state primaries to secure the nomination — beating her more left-wing rival, Bernie Sanders (aka American Jeremy Corbyn without a beard).
At the convention, Bernie Sanders himself was pretty chill about it, being all gracious and doing this sort of procedural thingy where he said they should blah blah rules delegates rules delegates blah blah select Clinton as the nominee.
The trouble was, despite Sanders's efforts to get his supporters to throw their weight behind Clinton, a lot of his supporters aren't really over it.
This person, for example.
(Girl, how does your eyeliner still look this good? If you're reading this, please explain your makeup routine in the comments.)