The switchback ride of the Democrat nomination race continues. Despite widespread media predictions of a loss of momentum for Obama he has effectively secured a double hit in Indiana and North Carolina. This is why the pro-Obama website Huffington Post has now declared their man “The Presumptive Nominee”. But you can see why Hillary won’t quit because she hasn’t lost support since she was the clear leader back in September. I shall explain.
If you look at the BBC’s handy poll of polls you can see that Clinton started at 45% in the national ratings and that’s where she is now. Unfortunately for those who want a woman in the White House, over the same period Obama has risen from 25% to 49%. This is what election campaigns are supposed to do. They offer the chance for choice.
Of course, the Democrat primaries are actually decided by delegates and superdelegates not by national polls and Obama is marginally ahead on those, too. But you can understand why the Clintonistas refuse to surrender when they have not actually lost ground.
Gosh, wouldn’t Gordon love to have Hillary’s problem?