NEW YORK - Usually when a candidate loses, the rally that night is filled with the tired, teary faces of people who worked too hard for a lost cause.
Not so with Hillary Clinton's rally at Baruch College here last night. No, it seemed a bit like a victory rally, with adoring cheers and smiles greeting a candidate who looked as happy as the guy who celebrated clinching the Democratic presidential nomination in St. Paul, Minn.
It was Barack Obama's big night, but Clinton yet again claimed a win in the popular vote and acted as if she wants to stay in the race - even if she has to stay in second place for the next four or eight years.
Vice President Hillary Rodham Clinton. Get used to the sound of that phrase, because it just might happen.
No doubt some of her people are pushing the idea, and Clinton seems pretty keen on the notion herself. In Hillaryland, she's seen as the perfect remedy for Obama's much-discussed troubles among blue-collar voters.
So the answer to Obama's problem is - a vice president with negative ratings ranging anywhere from 40 to 50 percent?