Hillary still has an "opponent" for the Dem nomination

Last week, Hillary was in California telling her supporters that while she supports her opponent, Barack Obama, and is aware that he has secured her party’s nomination, she is going to demand that her delegates be permitted to vote for her in Denver.

“I happen to believe that we will come out stronger if people feel that their voices were heard and their views respected. I think that is a very big part of how we actually come out unified,” Clinton, D-N.Y., said to applause.

“Because I know from just what I’m hearing, that there’s incredible pent-up desire. And I think that people want to feel like, ‘OK, it’s a catharsis, we’re here, we did it, and then everybody get behind Senator Obama.’ That is what most people believe is the best way to go,” she said.

She thinks her peeps want to vote for her then fall-in with Barry. One gal shouted: “It doesn’t work that way!”

Yes, it’s all on vid. (see below)

But check out the candidate, Ms. Clinton:

“I think it’s fair to say if you look at recent history, I have moved more quickly and done more on behalf of my opponent than comparable candidates have. And most of them didn’t endorse until the convention,” she said.

I just referred to her as a candidate, because she spoke of her party’s certain nominee as her “opponent.”

So Hillary thinks of Obama as her opponent. This race is not over for her, even if she will publicly speak as if she’s conceding that defeating her opponent, Barack Obama, “is not going to happen.” She may be doing whatever it is she’s doing for Obama, but she still opposes him. More importantly, her most fit activists still oppose him.

Has anyone heard from Harold Ickes lately? This could get nasty.

And here is the vid: