Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hillary Wins Pennsylvania

All joking and schadenfreude aside, the Democrats have a tough decision in front of them. If Clinton wins Pennsylvania as big as it seems she about to, she will lead Obama in the popular vote, depending on who's votes you count - the Democrats aren't all that great at running elections or anything else for that matter. Perhaps more importantly, she will have won 7 of the 8 most populous states. This on top of some recently revealed chinks in Obama's armor put the Dems in some interesting territory. Now, no one can reasonably ask her to step aside, or Obama for that matter. Perhaps this will make them join forces in some unholy amalgam of contextualization, bitchiness and identity politics. If this were to happen it wouldn't surprise me, but I wouldn't hold my breath for it either.
It would have been better for the Democrats to have some winner take all states to end this thing one way or another.

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