Clinton and Edwards Private Meeting
A report from CNN’s Candy Crowley and Mike Roselli that Hillary Clinton and John Edwards bumped into one another in the green room after last night’s debate is the top story on Memeorandum at the moment.
Hillary Clinton and John Edwards met privately backstage following a very contentious Democratic presidential debate in this coastal city, sources with both campaigns confirm to CNN. The meeting took place in the Edwards campaign green room.
One of the sources said the meeting happened by chance and the conversation consisted of light chatter. The source added that Clinton did jokingly take a jab at Edwards about his beating up on her during the debate. In fact, the real fireworks were between Clinton and Barack Obama.
An Edwards source noted that it was not surprising the two senators met backstage. “That happens back there,” said the source, who said it has happened “more often” with Obama. “It’s tight quarters — we’re all on top of each other.”
The question is — with only two weeks before Super Tuesday — what else was discussed?
A secret pact to hand the vice presidency to Edwards if he dropped out and supported Clinton? The whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa, perhaps? Something more devious? Or, maybe, it was indeed just a routine happenstance of the sort one might expect when two candidates are following one another around the country.
Idle speculation is more fun, of course, and it’s hard to figure what Edwards is still doing in the race at this point. But I’m going with the “happenstance” explanation for now.