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Katina Rojas Joy

Katina Rojas Joy is a Maryland alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging for Maryland Moment from Denver. She is from Prince George's County.

Katina participated in a washingtonpost.com live online discussion to answer questions from readers who have been following her adventures in Denver


Katina Rojas Joy: Good morning, Katina here, having a blast in Denver, any questions out there?
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Harrisburg, Pa.: If there is a roll call vote, do you believe delegates should vote as they were elected -- i.e. pledged to a particular candidate -- or do should delegates pledged to Clinton and other candidates vote for Obama?

Katina Rojas Joy: A true party loyalist should vote with the party, independent of the candidate
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Prince George's County, Md.: Katina, what can Obama do to reach out to Latino voters without frightening those white voters who feel afraid of Latinos?

Katina Rojas Joy: Exactly what he is doing now. He has run an extremely sucessful spanish language print and radio campaign. Also, it behooves all of the Latino elected officials to go back to their districts and convey his messages. Barack, has the support of the Latino community, now it is up to the community to reach and teach others. Tune in to Radio El Zol 99.1 tomorrow morning, for a convention update.
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Read the entire transcript

By washingtonpost.com  |  August 27, 2008; 12:50 PM ET
 
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"A true party loyalist should vote with the party, independent of the candidate."

People capable of thinking for themselves, which dismisses "true party loyalists", are free to support the better candidate.

Hopefully, that excludes the guy who'd be voting "Present" from the Oval Office.

Posted by: Rufus | August 28, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"True Party Loyalists"?

The "Mindless Obama Cult" moniker is well-deserved if that's what they're calling it these days.

Individuals voted. One person, one vote. Let's keep that simple and not try to screw it up with such malarkey as 'True Party Loyalists'.

It's the responsibility of the delegate to reflect OUR votes, and NOT take a 'we know what's best for you' approach to elections.

We've already got parents, thanks.

Posted by: Mobius | August 30, 2008 6:48 AM | Report abuse

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