If the following report from the Politico is true, and for all we know Obama could disprove it with his announcement, the presidential election is game, set, match:
There’s one Democrat who would seem to have little or no chance of being picked by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to be his running mate – his former opponent, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).
But it’s not for the reason you think.
Obama has often said, most recently on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on July 27, that Clinton “would be on anybody’s short list.”
But apparently not his.
“She was never vetted,” a Democratic official reported. “She was not asked for a single piece of paper. She and Senator Obama have never had a single conversation about it. How would he know if she’d take it?” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12713.html
This, again if true, is absolutely the most stupid thing any candidate has done this year. Sure, Hillary has been "vetted" for a century or so but this is quite different. Here, she is supposed to be "vetted" as a matter of common courtesy.
I will be saddened but resigned if Obama disproves this story today. But again, it is over if the above is true. It also would show--hell, it already shows--an arrogance that exceeds what even we thought.
I am astounded by this story, and that's not a partisan jab. Even if Obama announces he selected Hillary at the same time this is posted, I am shocked and that takes a lot these days.