Hillary Is Still THAT FAR Behind........
Tie for parting thoughts on Pennsylvania. First, I was pretty close - alot closer than I usually am. I thought Clinton would win by 12, so ten pts isn't a bad call. Now, should Hillary fans be getting excited, and Obama rooters get worried? Nope.
I had to explain it all to Charles at work. He's 24, he's black, and he LOVES Obama. There was no way Clinton was going to lose Pennsylvania. It is a tailor made state for her. How? Let's count the ways.. Pennsylvania is:
Her Dad Was Born There.
Obama Isn't the Right Fit.
Despite all of this, Obama still managed to cut about 15 points off od her lead, and it looks like she'll only get a net gain of about 9-10 delegates. That is way too little ground to make up. The way the Dems award delegates makes it almost impossible for Clinton to catch up. If there were winner take all primaries - like the General Election, and the way the GOP does it - she might have some chance. But they don't, and the sand is about out of the hour glass for Hillary.
The primaries are not like Boxing, where you can get your butt kicked for 11 rounds, then deck your opponent with one mighty swing at the very end. It's more like Horse Racing. If you're 10 lengths behind at the final pole, you're going to lose - no matter how fast you're running at the end. Yeah, it'll go to the convention, and Clinton will try to show that she wins the big states to attract delegates, but she has no more gift states for her, like Pennsylvania was. Each will be a dogfight, and Obama has shown that he can close almost any gap by primary day.
Enjoy the win, Hillary. It's probably going to be your last one.......