An surprisingly poorly run campaign is coming to a close:
“She’ll say the stakes are high in this election and it’s imperative that the party come together behind Obama and to put a Democrat in the White House,” said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to candidly discuss the speech.
Clinton will throw her support behind the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee during an event at noon ET Saturday at the National Building Museum in Washington.
Obama will not attend the event. He will spend Saturday in Chicago, Illinois.
A CNN poll released Friday shows that the party is divided after a primary season that stretched over nearly 18 months and 57 contests.
Sixty percent of Clinton supporters said they would vote for Obama, but 17 percent said they would vote for Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee and Obama’s rival in the general election. Nearly one-quarter, 22 percent, said they would not vote at all if Clinton were not the Democrats’ nominee.
As the race stands today you’d have to shave those heat of the moment McCain favorable percentages by 80% or more to get anywhere near realistic numbers. That’s unless Obama stumbles or the skeltons (crazy preachers) continue to pop out of the closet. I don’t expect Obama to hold up well as the nominee.