BO has created a unity vacuum because he in the end is not really a uniter. HRC's colleagues can pressure her to step back but this is checkmate for BO - either pick her as VP and she can make him win or pick another and stare at a McGovern loser map in November.
of winning, should he be the nominee, would be to have HRC on the ticket, so if they have any motivation it is that. I wonder how you even know this comes from Republicans, it could come from one of the many hostile Obama supporters who cannot deal with her strength.
The only thing I disagree with BTD about is the prediction that BO will have the popular vote lead. But, of course, that is just a prediction right now. His emphasis on how this should be resolved, I do agree with.
Bottomline - there is a "moral imperative" to award the nomination to the popular vote winner.
we need it -- why do these angry Obama supporters attack and attack and attack? This diarist wrote something 1) substantive and 2) positive about HRC. A lot of us want to read this. The thicket of hostility and childish attacks on the diarist need to stop.