26th August: Negotiations late into the night last night
here in Denver have not led to the expected climbdown from
the Clinton camp.
that Hillary Clinton could be persuaded to admit in front
of thousands of her supporters that Barack Obama is now
capable of answering the phone when it rings at 3am in the
White House, ending months of indecision within the Democratic
Party, seem to be further away than ever," according
to our reporter standing outside the room in which the negotiations
were believed to be taking place.
'3am concession', which had been hoped for at the convention
tonight, was expected to be received in the style of that
ointment that stings like hell when you pour it on a wound
but is good for the wound after the initial yelling and
shouting and screaming and jumping about.
the admission now seems improbable, with the most that can
be expected from Clinton being that she calls on her supporters
to give Obama their 'support'.
heated behind the scenes exchanges in return for her admission
of Obama's newly acquired telephone skills, Clinton is thought
to be holding out for the $10 he promised for her campaign
debts, which Clinton says she still hasn't received.
other news, Barack Obama continues to rehearse for his Frank
Sinatra closing number at the end of Thursday's acceptance