Clinton To Supporters: Your Voice Will Be Respected

In a Web chat today, Hillary Clinton wrote that she wanted to "assure" participants that "that Senator Obama and I are working together to make sure it's a big success."

She added in an introductory note that her supporters would be represented at the Democratic National Convention. "We will ensure that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected and our party is fully unified heading into the November election," Clinton wrote.

One questioner brought up the prospect of Clinton becoming Obama's running mate.

"I have said repeatedly that I will do whatever Senator Obama asks me to do," Clinton wrote. "I am really focused and enjoying being back in the Senate and working on behalf of my New York constituents. This is Senator Obama's decision and his alone and I am going to respect the privacy of that process by not discussing it."

Answering another question, Clinton wrote she is "pleased" that "Obama shares my commitment to universal health care." Health care was one of the main topics the rivals sparred about in the primary, with Clinton suggesting that Obama's plan, unlike hers, left millions uninsured.

Though many of the questioners were fawning, one directly asked Clinton if her support for Obama is genuine. "Are you truly supporting Senator Obama and encouraging your supporters to do the same," JR4Hill asked, "or are you just saying what you have to?"

Clinton answered by saying, in part, "I am completely committed to helping Senator Obama become the next President of the United States and urging all of you to do the same." She added: "I believe so strongly that if we want to see real progress in our country and finally break away from the failed policies of the past eight years, we need a Democrat in the White House."

Clinton was also asked if there was a possibility her name would be placed in nomination for president at the Democratic convention.

"I know that there have been a lot of questions on this subject," Clinton wrote. "Senator Obama and I share the goal of ensuring that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected. I want to assure everyone we are working together with Senator Obama's campaign and the DNC, and I am confident we will have a successful and unified Convention in Denver."

Read the entire chat here.