Why Biden? We really can’t say. Why now? That’s easy: to let diehard Hillary Clinton supporters know that a Clinton vice presidential bid is definitely not going to happen, and give them time to purge their bitterness, mourn, and get with the program before the Democratic Convention gets into high gear.
That is why Hillary Clinton is appearing at the Democratic Convention on Tuesday as the “Headline Speaker.” Senator Clinton needs to rally the disgruntled Hillary Holdouts who now say they will vote for McCain instead of the Democratic ticket. If the senator cannot control the actions of such loose cannons, she will be held responsible if the Democrats do not win the presidency this year.
Anyone throwing a Hillary hissy fit needs to consider the damage this will visit on Senator Clinton. If holdout Hillary supporters vote McCain into the White House, Democrats won’t view Hillary Clinton as a more likely winner in 2012. They will see her as The Spoiler of 2008.
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