Some Democrats do not rule out the possibility that Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton could be playing it supercool, only to increase the splash of seeing Mr. Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, reach out to his old bete noire. . . .
“If he determines that Hillary after all is the best choice to help him to win and to govern,” said Dan Gerstein, a Democratic consultant in New York, “they are capable of pulling off what would be the greatest head fake in American political history.”
With 28% of Denver convention delegates saying they want Hillary as VP, it’s important to encourage this soon-to-be-extinguished spark of hope, just so their disappointment is as bitter as possible.
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