Not for her own ego gratification, mind you, but to make the people happy. And you know what? Listening to these tools murmur in assent, I think she might be right. They need it for closure, or healing, or unity, or whatever tingly submoronic psychobabble term you care to apply to the diehards in her camp coming to grips with the fact that she ran an awful campaign and got beat by a better candidate. Pay attention to the response from someone in the crowd when she talks about putting her name on the ballot for a symbolic vote and then rallying behind Obama. Quote: “It doesn’t work that way.” Except that it does. You lost, losers. Get over it.
They’re going to have themselves a big march during the convention, too, to protest whatever the hell it is they’re aggrieved about. Exit question: In spite of it all, you still miss her, don’t you?
Update: Ah, here’s that grievance now.
[B]ehind the united front, says an adviser, “it’s not a great relationship, and it’s probably not going to become one.” In private conversations, associates say, Clinton remains skeptical that Obama can win in the fall. That’s a sentiment some other Democrats believe is not just a prediction but a wish, because it would prove her right about his weaknesses as a general-election candidate and possibly pave the way for her to run again in 2012. Clinton is also annoyed that Obama has yet to deliver on his end of an informal bargain, reached as part of their truce, that each would raise $500,000 for the other. “Hillary has done her part in that regard,” says an adviser. “Obama has not.”
Update: A joint statement from the Obama and Clinton camps tries to douse the brushfire started by the flaring of Hillary’s ego:
We are working together to make sure the fall campaign and the convention are a success. At the Democratic Convention, we will ensure that the voices of everyone who participated in this historic process are respected and our party will be fully unified heading into the November election.