(FoxNews) - Hillary Clinton supporters will get their chance for catharsis at the Democratic National Convention in Denver as the New York senator’s name will be included in the nomination.THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The more this election unfolds, the more it becomes clear to me that John McCain and Hillary Clinton have been working together since day one. It seems to me that the two have formed a "Survivor" style alliance, in which an agreement was made that if one didn't make the nomination, he/she would help the other get elected. That's what I think is going on here. When you really think about it, the whole thing makes perfect sense, especially for Hillary Clinton. Her best chance at getting back into the Whitehouse in 2012 is to make sure a Democrat president doesn't already occupy it. If Obama wins the general election in 2008, and becomes president of the United States, he will surly be renominated by the Democratic Party to run again in 2012, pushing Hillary back to 2016 before she can even try. By that time she'll be nearly 70 years old. Even if she still has the energy to run for president, her age will surely work against her in the press. So she has to run again in 2012, or else she'll never be president. That means Barack Obama has to lose in November of 2008.
A joint statement issued Thursday by Clinton and Barack Obama said Clinton will be included because they want to ensure that “the voices of all 35 million people who participated in this historic primary election are respected and heard in Denver...
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The advantage of a roll call vote for Clinton at the Democratic National Convention is that it sets the stage for more election drama, which will certainly divide the Democratic base, at a time when Obama is supposed to be riding a wave of political euphoria and getting a boost in the polls. All of this works against Obama and for McCain. Meanwhile McCain floats the idea of picking a "pro-choice" candidate to run as V.P. on his ticket, which if he does, it may help him pick up some Hillary votes in the general election, especially if they feel soured after the Democratic Convention. Interesting theory isn't it? Of course we'll never know if any of it is true, but it makes for some very interesting speculation, and does tend to explain a lot.