Dr. Robert, your dream scenario may not be as unattainable as originally thought.
Joe Klein from Time:
Let’s say the elders of the Democratic Party decide, when the primaries end, that neither Obama nor Clinton is viable. … All they’d have to do would be to convince a significant fraction of their superdelegate friends, maybe fewer than 100, to announce that they were taking a pass on the first ballot at the Denver convention, which would deny the 2,025 votes necessary to Obama or Clinton. What if they then approached Gore and asked him to be the nominee, for the good of the party-and suggested that he take Obama as his running mate? … A prominent fund raiser told me, ‘Gore-Obama is the ticket a lot of people wanted in the first place.
And Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-FL):
“If it (the nomination process) goes into the convention, don’t be surprised if someone different is at the top of the ticket,” Mahoney said.
A compromise candidate could be someone such as former vice president Al Gore, Mahoney said last week during a meeting with this news organization’s editorial board.
If either Clinton or Obama suggested to a deadlocked convention a ticket of Gore-Clinton or Gore-Obama, the Democratic Party would accept it, Mahoney said.
A Gore-Obama ticket would be unstoppable, like a pick and roll against the Lakers.