Maybe She's Looking to Bargain

Help with campaign debt among the possibilities
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 4:58 PM CDT
Maybe She's Looking to Bargain
Campaign buttons for democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton are for sale.   (AP Photo/Bob Bird)

Hillary Clinton’s tactics have been especially divisive in the last few days, and Katharine Q. Seelye writes in the Times that maybe she’s “veering into dangerous territory” to force her rival to bargain. Some suggestions on what she wants from him:

  • Pay off her $11 million campaign debt. A sticky issue because she owes most of it to strategist Mark Penn.
  • Seat Michigan and Florida’s delegates in full. This can’t give her the nomination, but it tightens the race and improves her legacy (and bargaining power).
  • Put her on the ticket, or at least offer. Obama-Clinton, anyone?
  • Help her leave in some other graceful way.
(More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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