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August 10, 2008

Democratic Convention: Hillary still the top contender for the Vice-Presidential Nomination


On the first night of the Democratic Convention Michelle Obama is slated for the headline speech.

On the second night Hillary Clinton will make the headline speech.

On the third night the Vice-President nomination will speak, as will Bill Clinton.

There's two possibilities: Hillary is the nomination, and this is all a dramatic lead up. Or... the Clinton family is trying to help soften the blow and the disappointment many Clinton supporters are feeling right now.

"Because I know from just what I'm hearing, that there's incredible pent up desire. And I think that people want to feel like, 'OK, it's a catharsis, we're here, we did it, and then everybody get behind Sen. Obama.' That is what most people believe is the best way to go," Clinton told supporters, saying she is seeking a way for her delegates to be heard at the convention and be united after the hard-fought nominating contest.

Obama told reporters Thursday he thought the negotiations with Clinton aides had gone "seamlessly", but he also rejected the notion that there might be a need for emotional release on the part of some Democrats. "I don't think we're looking for catharsis," said Obama. "I think what we're looking for is energy and excitement."

So is Obama and Clinton dropping hints of an Obama/Clinton democratic ticket in November? It certainly feels that way.

The suspense is killing me. Politics is so frustratingly slow at times.

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