I am beginning to wonder whether Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGeorge W. Bush honors father at benefit for hurricane victims Dem senator: ‘I miss every one of’ our last 5 presidents All five living former presidents appear at hurricane relief benefit concert MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE can possibly come together at all — not on a joint ticket — but whether the victor will be treated to support from the vanquished in any meaningful sense. At this moment it seems nearly unimaginable that either Obama or Clinton could truly make the party faithful believe that the hurt is gone and that unity is real.

Clinton has scarred Obama against John McCain and clearly no amount of campaigning in Pennsylvania is going to undo that. Actually, the injury she has inflicted on national security could indeed become fatal.

Add to that the racial discussion, and it’s hard to see the two standing side by side looking any more convincing than Silda Wall Spitzer did this week when she flanked her husband as he apologized for ruining their lives. Will Clinton try to tell us she is ready to do whatever it takes to elect Obama and that he will beat McCain? Could she muster a straight face? And could Obama stand beside her and tell the voters that change is coming in the next Clinton administration?

Ha!

Can any of you see it happening? If so, tell me how. I want to talk about it on AskAB on Tuesday.



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