Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hillary's Return?

Hillary Clinton's campaign is the Cher of Washington DC--no matter what, it just won't die.

ABC News reports that although Hillary Clinton fully supports Barack Obama, she is trying to find a "strategy" that would put her name on the DNC nomination ballot so that her supporters "feel their voices were heard".

The conundrum is that if her name appears on the ballot, the Obama-Clinton soap opera will return full force, with the media eating it up. Second, if her name appears on the ballot, the battle lines will be drawn and the unity that has taken form since June may begin to crumble.

However, if she doesn't have her name on the ballot, the 18 million people who voted for her will feel a backhanded slap to the face, with the cool sting of demanded party unity as a consolation prize.

As of now the story is the New York Senator will not submit her name to be on the ballot. But who knows? A lot can change in a New York Minute, especially when it's a difficult situation. My take? She might as well put her name on the ballot. It'd be better to appease her supporters, make them feel like their voices were heard, and give them the closure that was never justly offered to them.