"Deep in my heart, dear, I have a dream of you, fashioned of starlight, perfume of roses and dew." With microphones turned off following their touchy-feely CNN "debate" last night, Obama and Hillary share the love, evoking the big-screen romance of Prince Karl Franz and Cathie in "The Student Prince."
Obama and Hillary, two for the price of one? Love will find a way. "The longest and loudest applause line of the night came when CNN's Wolf Blitzer noted that many Democrats have said they'd like to see a Clinton-Obama or Obama-Clinton ticket in November," reports CNN re the May-December lovefest that was Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's "last debate before next week's Super Tuesday contests. Neither ruled out the possibility of selecting the other as a running mate." Can you say bloodless reportage? The body language between the two during "post-debate pleasantries" (above photo) crackled with sexual tension (with apologies to Bette Davis and Paul Henreid in "Now, Voyager"):
Barack: (As he speaks, he caresses her hand. Tears come to Hillary's eyes) Having fun together, getting a kick out of simple little debates, out of beauty like this. Sharing confidences we wouldn't share with anybody else in all the world. Hillary, won't you be honest and tell me if you are happy too? (She turns toward him and buries her head in his chest.) Why darling, you are crying.
Hillary: I'm such a fool, such an old fool. These are only tears of gratitude -- an oft betrayed wifes's gratitude for the crumbs offered.
Barack: Don't talk like that. (He takes her chin in his hand.)
Hillary: You see, no one ever called me darling before.
Hillary, we hardly knew ye.
Update: Maggie's Farm rocks: "Hillary caught again. Apparently utterly incapable of playing by rules."