I agree, but sadly I don't think this will happen. Politics is about combining as many votes as
possible for you party, it makes sense for the two to now combine all the votes they have
accumulated after their road show.
"Considering" someone does no harm at all. Sure he should consider her. And I think that is a
ticket which would genuinely win. But her negative campaigning earlier probably ruined the chances
of being picked.
Your assassination theory is interesting - though I think unlikely. And I'll add if anyone at all
assassinates Obama you can count on major violent riots plus I doubt the new instigator would have
long to live.