Dig through two hours' worth of prepared statements and Q&A by Clinton's top representatives, and you reach this bedrock: in their minds, there is no conceivable combination of circumstances conclusive enough that she would be forced to concede defeat, short of her personally seeing a majority of all conceivable delegates actually cast recorded votes for Barack Obama in Denver. Until that moment, it's all completely up for grabs.
Well, actually, like, voting seems to have a lot of appeal, wouldn't you say?
Especially as opposed to having the press pick our candidate for us. Like now.
NOTE This conclusion is embedded inside on what the poster calls the "briar patch" theory, which seems to give Harold Ickes credit for being even more devious than he can possibly be? But so fucking what? Let the process play out.