If it Happened, Would She Really Say, “Shucks, I Decline”?
Senator Obama and I share the goal of ensuring that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected
We all remember vividly that Senator Obama won more delegates but that the final count was close. Can Senator Obama take the chance that it won’t go the other way in a re-count at the convention? In putting her name back into consideration, is Senator Clinton truly motivated by a desire to respect and thank her supporters? Alternately, to take a slightly ominous view, is she putting the political strong arm on Senator Obama to name her to the V.P. position?
Or, most ominously, has she not quite given up the idea of landing the nomination itself?
Commenter Will points out
… the President and Vice President are nominated separately at these conventions. They are actually nominated by the convention delegates, not simply appointed by the would be president. Because the race is so close in actual delegates (due to the unelected super delegates), you are literally going to have a situation where roughly half the people on the convention floor are going to be Hillary backers. If they can’t get what they really want (the number one spot), I think they will try for the number two position, even if they have to force it.
So the V.P. spot is the prerogative of the delegates, not the presidential candidate. This indeed is shaping up to be an action-packed convention.