Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Beat Goes on

Sen. Hillary did what she needed to do, Sweep the big states and grab on of the small ones:
"For everyone here in Ohio and across America who's been ever been counted out but refused to be knocked out, for everyone who has stumbled but stood right back up, and for everyone who works hard and never gives up -- this one is for you," Clinton said before supporters in Columbus.

"You know what they say," she said. "As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. Well, this nation's coming back and so is this campaign."
Hillary has captured the bigs states throughout this campaign, while Sen. Obama has nickeled and dimed his way to a delegate lead. With so few contests left, including the bug prize in Pennsylvania, the math still looks challenging.
it would be enormously difficult for Clinton to overtake Obama in the pledged delegates chosen by voters in primaries and caucuses. By some calculations, Clinton would need to win more than 60 percent of the vote in the dozen contests remaining between now and June 7 to catch Obama in pledged delegates -- a steep challenge given that, so far, she has won that much in only one state, her onetime adopted home of Arkansas. Even in New York, where she is a sitting senator, she won 57 percent of the vote. She won 55 percent in Michigan, where Obama was not even on the ballot.

"Her durability is impressive if not astonishing, but she is still looking at some pretty cold, hard numbers in the race," said Jim Jordan, a Democratic strategist who initially ran the 2004 primary campaign of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.). "She's running out of time, she's running out of space." He described a Clinton nomination even with wins in Texas and Ohio as "impossible, really."
On the Right McCain wrapped it up with the Huckster finally bowing out. Now he, and the local ScaifeNet affiliates need to wait with baited breath till the Dems figure out who the next President is going to be.


UPDATE: Interesting telegraphing while watching the beginning of CBS Morning News. Both Hillary and Barack spent a few moment with Harry Smith. Hillary sneaks in (about the 2:30 mark), when asked about a dream ticket containing both candidates:
"that may be where this is headed, but we have to decide who is on the top of the ticket."

I have said a Clinton/Obama ticket is unbeatable. I struggle with Clinton accepting the under card, but would not complain. I just think Obama would be better served with a Richardson or even General Clark type to balance the ticket with strong experience and geographical balance. We'll see.

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