I tend to come down on side the first: Obama is now running as the nominee and nothing Hillary can do will change that.
But then I remember who we're talking about.
There's about 30% of a hanging chad in my political bones that thinks Hill's got something up her sleeve, some ugly Rev.-Wright-like piece of napalm that she is holding to leak to the press on the eve of the Democratic convention. The way I see it, she'd try and lob it in the back door and maintain plausible deniability that she knew anything about it...but it would still be out there.
Failing that, Bill is going to have some kind of major meltdown in which he thinks he will be boosting her chances of starting a superdelegate superslide in her direction, but that will instead end up finishing off his all-important (to him) legacy. He will everafter be known as the Hoke from Hope who was such a self-promoter he couldn't manage to promote anyone else.
Not even his wife.
In any case, I believe that we are not done with the surprises. Keep that remote handy.
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