Looks like I spoke too soon. It’s not a split decision after all, at least not in terms of the expectations game that drives political coverage and momentum.
Obama won big in North Carolina, the way he was expected to win weeks ago, but significantly better than recent polls suggested. Meanwhile, it’s still “too close to call” in Indiana, with a lot of precincts left to report from the Gary area. That means Obama beat expectations there too.
But more important than my opinion is that of the legacy media, who seem to think it’s a big night for Obama too. And that’s the spin that’s gonna give uncommitted superdelegates the excuse to swing to Obama.
The game’s not over, but we’re all pretty sure how it’s gonna end.
Clinton is speaking, and it doesn’t sound like she’s conceding.
Q: What do Hillary Clinton and I have in common?
A: We both plug our websites asking for money.
I just got an email from SEIU with the subject header: “Obama: Clearly the Presumptive Presidential Nominee.” So I guess that’s it, huh. It’s all over.