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Opening Arguments

Power trip

Hillary Clinton's latest gambit -- to divert attention from the fact that she is mired in second place -- is to float an offer to Barack Obama to take the second spot on the ticket. In what alternative universe does this happen? Obama, as always, had a good answer:

"Now first of all with all due respect, with all due respect," he said here during a town hall meeting. "I won twice as many states as Sen. Clinton. I won more of the popular vote than Sen. Clinton. I have more delegates than Sen. Clinton. So I don't' know how someone in second place can offer the vice presidency to someone in first place. If I was in second place I could understand but I am in first place right now.

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“I don't understand. If I am not ready, how is it that you think I should be such a great vice president?” Obama asked the crowd, which gave him a standing ovation during his defense. “I don't understand.”

“You can't say he is not ready on day one, then you want him to be your vice president,” Obama continued.

Desperation? Delusion? No, the Clintons just expected to win, and their pride won't let them back down from what they think they deserve.