From the Times:
Still, for all the millions of votes Clinton has won, simple math is still her enemy. She now needs to use Tuesday night to persuade superdelegates — the hundreds of party leaders who have a vote on the nomination — to stop abandoning her for Obama.
So the stark reality remains — even in this best-case scenario, Clinton only chipped Obama’s pledged delegate lead from 159 to 148. Yet last night offered more than 1/3rd of remaining delegates, 370. Only about 560 remain in the contest.
If Obama can show he’s not collapsing under the weight of Clinton’s assault, there will be no reason for the super delegates to overturn the will of the voters (in both pledged delegates and the popular vote).
Yeah, Clinton won last night, but she didn’t win by the margin needed to really “clean up” the way she needed to in the delegate apportionment. Even though she won two big states, she’s not going to win all of their delegates.
What her victories will do is keep her super delegates loyal for the time being, which is important for folks like Jay Inslee. I bet that guy’s phone is ringing like crazy these days from angry Obamatrons.
Goldy asked last night if the race continuing like this was “good for the party.” I said that it was, but it can’t go on indefinitely. Somebody has to win, or more importantly, somebody has to lose, and soon. But as long as Hillary does the winning, she’ll have no reason to quit, even if the math gets uglier for her.