The Endgame

THE ENDGAME….According to CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, sources from Hillary Clinton’s “inner circle” claim that they’re in preliminary talks with the Obama campaign about ending her campaign. They claim there are three scenarios: (1) Obama chooses someone else as VP and ignites a civil war within the party, (2) he publicly offers the VP slot to Clinton, who turns it down, or (3) the two get together and “talk in a room and figure out something.” David Kurtz has the video.

Obama’s camp denies all this, and even the Clinton sources apparently say that Hillary herself isn’t much interested in these ongoing discussions. What’s more, it all seems to come down to scenario #3 anyway, doesn’t it? In other words, nothing. This strikes me as much more heat than light.

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