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Clinton Creates "Whip Team" To Quell Anti-Obama Protests

In a highly unusual move, Hillary Clinton's staff is creating a "whip team" at the Denver convention to ensure that her supporters don't engage in embarassing anti-Obama demonstrations during the floor vote on her nomination, according to people familiar with the planning.

The team, which is being organized by longtime Clinton staffer Craig Smith is working in conjunction with Obama's whip team to help foster the image of a unified front during a roll-call process Clinton herself has described as an emotional catharsis for her disappointed supporters.

"If people get down there on the floor and want to strart blowing kazoos and making a scene we want to make sure we've got people who stand in front of them with Obama signs," said person involved in the planning. "Is it typical for a losing candidate to have their own whip team? No. But it's also not usual for a losing candidate t get 18 million votes," said the person.