Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Back among the living

The flu bug that knocked me out the past few days is finally releasing its grip. Now that I'm off the couch, it's back to the blog.

The first thing that's caught my attention is the presidential race between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Strangely enough, it's the second time the media has proclaimed Clinton dead in the water, and it's the second time she's scored big primary wins.

It seems that most folks wanted to bury Clinton before her pulse has stopped, which isn't that surprising — even though she started this race as the favorite, she's faced an uphill battle. Here's an interesting take on one of the reasons why.

In spite of her big Tuesday wins, she must win the remaining Democratic primaries by unprecedented margins to gain the nomination at this point, or somehow find a way to get the uncounted Florida/Michigan delegates into the convention and then rely on a Superdelegate swing.

I have pity for how Clinton's campaign has been a target for so much vitriol, both overt and covert. But if she wants her party's nominee to succeed, it might be time for her to pack it up.

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