Thursday, February 14, 2008

The End Game

Hillary never imagined this. By this time she figured her nomination would be wrapped up in a pretty red valentine bow. But that didn't happen.

Hillary was so sure of her inevitability she hadn't even put a field organization in place for the states that were to come after SuperTuesday on Feb. 5. Now Texas and Ohio mean everything.

This my prediction, for what it's worth. I think Hillary will win with the superdelegates. She knows how to play that game. I think she will immediately ask Obama to be the VP and tell him that if he gives a speech to accept and fully support Hillary with all the charisma and enthusiasm he is known for, then she will fully support him for the Presidency in 2016. Having Obama as VP and supporting her will ease all the anger that is sure to follow.

If the Clintons are good at anything, they are good at backroom deals.