We sit down with delegates for the Democrats— for Hillary and for Bernie.
It is another intense night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The roll call vote of the delegates, a torrent of high passion and high-decibel standing up, sounding off. Sanders delegates, cheering their lungs out, voting. Clinton delegates, cheering their lungs out, voting. And the outcome is - as everybody knew – Hillary Clinton, tonight the official nominee of the Democratic Party. History is made. Now what? This hour On Point, we talk with delegates straight off the floor of the Democratic National Convention. — Tom Ashbrook
Dylan Parker, delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders, from Illinois' 17th Congressional District. Diesel mechanic.
Jesse Aguilar, delegate for Hillary Clinton from California. Art teacher at East Bakersfield High School.
Harry Enten, senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.com. (@ForecasterEnten)
From Tom’s Reading List
Quad City Times: 'I'm a diesel mechanic going to a national convention' — "While Hillary Clinton holds a major lead over Bernie Sanders in the battle for Democratic delegates, one Rock Island man isn’t ready to give up on the Vermont senator."
New York Times: Hillary Clinton’s Team Seeks a Balance: Celebrating Women Without Alienating Men — "As the Democratic National Convention begins here on Monday, there have been debates inside Mrs. Clinton’s operation over how much her nomination this week should be focused on women. Some advisers believe that overemphasizing Mrs. Clinton’s historic achievement as the first woman to accept a major party’s nomination could backfire, driving away men who favor her Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, and alienating younger women who are less motivated by gender."
FiveThirtyEight: Why Clinton Might Have A Tough Time Flipping The Sanders Holdouts — "WhyNew data and analysis shared with FiveThirtyEight from Catalist and SurveyMonkey shows that, before the 2016 primaries, Sanders’s supporters voted less frequently than other 2016 voters, and they were less reliably Democratic than Clinton supporters. In other words, it’s not a matter of Clinton simply coaxing Sanders supporters back into the fold — many were never in the fold to begin with. That could increase the difficulty of the task facing Clinton."
This program aired on July 26, 2016.