"Top Clinton advisors privately complain that Obama never even seriously discussed the vice presidency with Senator Clinton," Jonathan Karl reported on ABC's "World News" Sunday.
Joint statement from Clinton and Obama, from the overnight hours: "The fact is that our teams are working closely to ensure a successful convention, and will continue to do so." "Anyone saying anything else doesn't know what they're talking about -- period."
"She and her campaign have been wonderful partners in working on this convention with us," Obama senior adviser Anita Dunn told reporters Monday morning.
Her next chance to make nice: "Mrs. Clinton this morning will address a breakfast meeting of the New York delegation," Russell Berman reports in the New York Sun. "Mrs. Clinton appeared to be working behind the scenes to shore up support for Mr. Obama in the hopes of a public display of party unity at the convention."
The calls Obamaland was anxious to let reporters know about: Obama "had phone conversations with both Bill and Hillary Clinton this week," ABC's Sunlen Miller reports. "The presumptive Democratic nominee spoke at length with former President Clinton on Thursday afternoon. . . . During the time of their phone conversation, Obama had already made his mind up for his VP pick, but did not inform Clinton of his choice on the call."
And: "On Friday morning, Obama called his former opponent, Sen. Clinton, D-N.Y. Presumably, Clinton, who was on the long list of potential vice presidential picks, was informed then that Obama did not intend to choose her. But the Obama campaign refuses to characterize Clinton and Obama's phone conversation as a 'courtesy call' to tell her she was not the choice for VP."
But those who didn't get the memo are making themselves known in Denver: "Nearly 2,000 Clinton delegates flooded into Denver Sunday, some of them wearing 'Women for Hillary' buttons," Amy Chozick writes in The Wall Street Journal. "There's a lot of pain that needs to be addressed," said Laura Boyd, a Clinton delegate from Oklahoma.
Per the Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "You can actually feel this party splitting," Diane Mantouvalos, co-founder of Just Say No Deal coalition, an Internet-based collection of more than 250 groups vehemently opposed to the impending presidential nomination of Mr. Obama at the party convention in Denver. "There is a lot of anger out there."
Miller reports: "The renegade Democrats plan to stage protests outside the convention hall, flood the Internet with live blogs from Denver and air a TV ad challenging the legitimacy of the party's nominating process."
Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., didn't do anything to change the storyline: "Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing," he said at a forum with the Sunday show moderators. (Not that anyone is saying anything that can be perceived as anything less than fully supportive of Obama.)
"Running for the most important office in the world, Obama got basically a free pass," Rendell continued (warming GOP hearts).
Right on cue, Mark Penn defends Clintonism: "As Barack Obama formally accepts the Democratic nomination, having defeated Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, people regularly ask whether is Clintonism dead," he writes in his Politico column. "No, not by a long shot. It remains the most cohesive and successful Democratic governing philosophy the country has had since Franklin Delano Roosevelt's election 1932 and the advent of the New Deal."