[Posted by WLS]
This is the nightmare scenario that wakes me up at night. And its so easy to see it develop.
Hillary wins big in Penn and PR, while Obama continues to sweep up some smaller states. Neither is close to the majority number, but Hillary refuses to give in.
More and more polling begins to suggest — as Pew does today — that Obama will lose a significant number of blue collar “Archie Bunker” democrats that are currently supporting Hillary, but will vote for McCain before Obama. This will give McCain states like Ohio, Michigan, and Penn.
Superdelegate/party leaders will know that they cannot alienate African-American voters by stealing the nomination away from Obama that he seems to have won, so voting for Hillary when she is behind in vote total and elected delegates is not an option.
Above and beyond that, they really just don’t want a rerun of the Billary Show in the WH.
Obama cannot put together an electoral map in November that produces a winning number.
Solution — go to Obama and ask him to take the No. 2 slot with Al Gore as the nominee. Obama then releases his delegates to vote for Gore after the Superdelegates place his name in nomination.
Gore then wins the nomination on the first ballot, and the Billary vampire is slain.
The African-American voter is satisfied because Obama is satisfied to be No. 2 behind Gore while he waits his turn.
Gore holds on to the “Archie Bunker” democrats that are backing Hillary right now.
Gore rolls to a 52-48 win over McCain with 350 electoral votes, winning states like Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, NewHampshire, and maybe even Florida, while holding on to everything he and Kerry won before.
— Posted by WLS