Jackson, who is now 73, has quietly become part of the political landscape again.
Early last week, Clinton's chief rival at the moment, Senator Bernie Sanders, who has been drawing the largest audiences in the Democratic presidential field, made a pilgrimage to Jackson's office.
Sanders has been reminding reporters that he stumped for Jackson during both his presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988 -- the second time helping him win the Vermont primary.
Nomination of Jackson would have been idiotic.
The man had close to zero chance of winning the presidency.
The Republicans could have run a demented chicken against him and won.
On the whole, ST's analysis has some merit.