LAWTON, OK (KSWO) – Many democrats from Oklahoma have joined thousands of others in Philadelphia gearing up for the party's national convention.
They will spend the week trying to counter the attacks made last week by the Republicans, and also deliver a message of party unity. The leak of emails from the Democratic Party Headquarters shows an attempt to support Hillary Clinton and to derail Bernie Sanders' campaign.
The Head of the Comanche County Democratic Party, Charles Kolker, says although Bernie Sanders won the Oklahoma primary, now that Hillary Clinton is the nominee, their main goal now is to support her.
"Hilary is indubitably the most qualified. After all she has been the first lady for two terms. She was a state senator from New York, secretary of state for four years. So she has an accumulation of experience that is unmatched," Kolker said.
Kolker says Hillary's email scandal will be used against her, but it is something that needs to be left behind.
"After a while, you beat this thing to death for so long. Then, people get bored with it and I think they are quickly going to realize that it is an overused point that has not much validity as far as our national well-being is concerned," Kolker said.
Kolker says one of the biggest issues the Democrats must address is balancing their tax system so the wealthier are not the ones that profit the most from it.