Here it comes. Speeding at us. Thought it would never arrive. The Democratic Party Convention in Denver.
And, although Barack Obama will be the party’s nominee, unless he chokes on a fish bone or something weird like that, once again, all eyes will be on the Clintons…Hillary in particular.
When it was announced last week that a “deal” had been worked out between the Obama and Clinton camps to allow Clinton’s name to be placed into nomination on the convention floor, it certainly got a lot of attention and stopped many people right at the office water cooler.
Obama let it be known that he agreed to this in an effort to bring together the badly riven Democratic Party by giving Hillary supporters an opportunity to blow off a little ( a lot?? ) of steam.
So How Do You Explain……
If it goes as planned–at least as we have been told it will–Clinton will be nominated and the viewing public will get the chance to watch all the delegates committed to Hillary give her a roll-call vote.
Now the problem with this: By underlining just how many votes Clinton did get in the primary and how popular she is with many in the party, how does Obama justify not selecting her as his running mate?
Just about no one who claims to be in the know thinks Obama will pick Clinton even though, with the renewed threat from Russia, someone with her experience would greatly compliment Obama’s lack of it.
Still, no matter who he picks to be his Veep, the poor soul will look like a poor understudy for the part next to Clinton.
For Her Supporters or His?
But let’s just say, bear with me, Obama actually has decided to run with Hillary and is doing a damn good job of spreading mis-information. In that case, the roll-call nomination would actually make more sense…but not as a means of giving Clinton’s people an opportunity to let off steam, but as a way for Obama to justify to his loyalists why Clinton was the logical choice for the number two spot on the ticket!
I don’t think that will happen. But stranger things have in this wacky presidential election.
Another scenario is this—Clinton’s name is placed into nomination but then, as part of a behind the scenes deal with Obama-she heads off any roll call by releasing all of her delegates and exhorting them to jump into bed with Obama. That would cut Hillary’s “last” moment short, but might prove somewhat less embarassing to Obama.
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