Neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama can publicly acknowledge that either would accept the 2nd slot on a Democratic ticket because it would spell the end of their campaign.
But I have to take exception to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comment that a joint ticket is impossible. Dems in total are screaming out for a hybrid between experience and vision/hope — and Pelosi’s prognostications on what is possible or not possible in an election that simply has no precedent actually gives an assist to the Republican rivals of her party.
The chances of a major train wreck for Democrats who adopted primary mechanisms that seem to be paralyzing and potentially deeply dividing their party just got a bit worse.
— Steve Clemons