"After having her name entered into nomination, Clinton could then ask her delegates to support Obama, bypassing the long process of reading names aloud," Anne Kornblut reports in The Washington Post. "But several advisers said they think there will be some kind of roll call, which could begin as early as Tuesday night of the convention. As a superdelegate, Clinton is expected to vote for Obama."
"The tentative plan is for the states to announce the number of delegates for Clinton and Obama, then for Clinton to turn her delegates over to Obama and cast her own superdelegate vote for him," Foon Rhee and Lisa Wangsness report in The Boston Globe. (Don't forget: Bill Clinton is a superdelegate, too.)
Washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza calls the accommodation a "savvy bit of political strategy." "In politics, it's always better to appear magnanimous than small; petty disputes between candidates tend to turn off voters -- especially at the presidential level where voters expect the most of candidates," he writes. "If the convention organizers can limit any public signs of disunity to a handful of disgruntled activists, it's likely that the average viewer won't even pick up on the protests."
It won't be enough for everyone, of course. "Nevertheless, pro-Clinton groups unaffiliated with the Clinton campaign like People United Means Action and Colorado Women Count/Women Vote have said they will host parades and hand out fliers and promotional videos at the convention arguing that Sen. Clinton is the stronger candidate to defeat Sen. McCain," Amy Chozick writes in The Wall Street Journal.
Who got more of what he or she wanted in this deal?
Headline in the New York Post: "Hillary Pushes Way Onto Stage."
"Russia rolls over Georgia, Hillary Clinton does the same to Barack Obama. Now we know who's boss," Michael Goodwin writes in his New York Daily News column. "Obama blinked and stands guilty of appeasing Clinton by agreeing to a roll call vote for her nomination. . . . It was supposed to be his party. Now it's theirs. His and hers."
Now comes time to talk religion: For the first time since winning their respective primaries, Obama and McCain are set to share a stage Saturday at Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback megachurch in Orange County, Calif., with back-to-back sessions with the host.
"We're going to look at leadership, specifically their character, their competence, their experience," Warren tells ABC's Jake Tapper. "Many evangelicals think neither of these guys are . . . I think both John McCain and Barack Obama and their relationship to Jesus Christ is their relationship. But I'm going to give them a chance to explain themselves."
McCain talks faith in a fascinating interview with the Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman -- and describes the little-known "church riot" he helped lead against his captors in Vietnam.
"It is a story unknown by a public still getting to know McCain and searching for shared values with the candidates," Zuckman writes. "In an extended interview, McCain talked about how his faith was tested during his years as a prisoner of war from 1967 to 1973, said God must have had a plan for him to have kept him alive, and reminisced about his appointment as informal chaplain to his cellmates."