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09/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dems Went Out Of Their Way To Put Clinton's Voice In DNC Platform

The Obama campaign appointed Michael Yaki, a lawyer and former member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, to be their national platform director.

In a phone interview today, Yaki said that the platform drafters went out of their way to bridge the differences that "divided the Clinton and Obama campaigns," on planks like health care, "we included the voice of Sen. Clinton on the issues that she cared about." Yaki points to the inclusion of phrases like the "Sandwich generation," which Clinton used to refer to adults talking care of both their children and their parents, and "the invisibles," the phrase Clinton used to refer to structural deficits in the economy that rendered Americans invisible to government statistics and government programs.

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