Tonight is Hillary Night! Just kidding, although clearly Hillary Clinton will be the dominant protagonist.
It's a done deal, but Jay Cost explains why Obama should have picked Hillary Clinton:
The Democratic Party is powerful because it is broad. It can compete just about anywhere in the United States while the Republican Party cannot. However, its breadth carries with it an enhanced possibility of crippling division. Accordingly, every Democratic nominee should do everything within reason to achieve unity - which, I would note, has been a premise of Obama's campaign. Most nominees need not worry about unity because their act of securing the nomination did not rend the party. However, Obama's nomination has rent it. Selecting Hillary would have been a reasonable step in reuniting it. I think he should have taken it.
(Emphasis supplied.) Precisely.
By Big Tent Democrat, speaking for me only.
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