Michael McDuffie's chess board shows his political allegiance. “Hillary has to become President...has to become President,” he said.
The Buffalo resident met Secretary Clinton's husband, Bill Clinton during his recent stop in Western New York, and had him sign his chess board. The Independent voter follows politics and he's closely watching what unfolds in Philadelphia. He said any divide among Sanders and Clinton supporters will be short lived.
“It's always been a cohesive group, and now that they've come to the conclusion, it's going to put everything else over the top.”
Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen hopes that's true. He's at the Convention and said the divide exists between Sanders and Clinton supporters, and you can feel it inside the center. “This is what the USA is about. This is not a communist country, and people have the right to voice their opinion.”
That's why Pridgen appreciated Senator Sanders’ speech on Monday. He believes he did his best to help unify the party. “They have points and we need to pay attention and pull those points together and make this an even greater party.”
Sanders made a surprise appearance at the New York delegation breakfast Tuesday morning.
Pridgen only hopes it's enough to unify his party by week's end. “It's alright to have differences, but at the end of the day, we have to unify as a party if we hope to get back to the White House.”