Dems' Deal: Hillary Gets Convention Vote
A deal has been brokered between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that will allow Clinton's name to be placed in nomination at next week's Democratic nominating convention.
The former rivals announced the agreement today in a joint statement, shedding light on a hushed negotiation between the Clinton and Obama camps over how to recognize Clinton and her supporters without overshadowing or detracting from a convention designed to nominate Obama as the party's presidential candidate.
Is this party unity, or is it something else? I don't know about you, but I can't help but think it's something else. Here's some food for thought: If the Obama campaign somehow derails between now and the end of the convention, there is now a mechanism in place to nominate Hillary. Convenient, isn't it?
But how can Obama's campaign derail at this late date? Hasn't his past been laid bare by the relentless watchdogs of the news media? Absolutely. There won't be any last minute surprises here. After all, they put Obama under a microscope. Just like they do with all candidates. Which would include John Edwards, right?
Funny that the Edwards story wasn't really pushed in the mainstream media until long after Edwards was out of the race. Funnier still that it was broken by the National Enquirer, a publication with a connection to the Clintons. Funniest of all was the recent revelation that some in the Clinton camp blame Edwards for Hillary's loss in the primaries.
Is all of this a coincidence? I can't say for sure, but I tend to doubt it. If there's a major revelation about Barrack Obama in the near future, I guess we'll have our answer. And Barry O will know he got played.