Tuesday, May 06, 2008

A Tie In Indiana And A Blowout In North Carolina

The votes are almost all in and the picture of two states is mostly complete. The only thing we are waiting for is the count from Lake County, popularly known as the metro area of Gary, Indiana. The demographics are heavily in Barack Obama's favor, though it is somewhat of a longshot for him to win the state on the county by itself. Regardless, the blowout in North Carolina and the virtual tie in Indiana mean one thing and one thing only.

Hillary, it is time to drop out.

As Keith Olbermann said tonight, the goalposts have been moved too far and too many times. There are more Democrats and voters out there that aren't fifty-something conservative-minded Applachians. Unlike her criteria, Democrats will not be happy with superdelegates overturning the will of the voters.

That would be necessary for a win, but of course she is rapidly losing her lead in that department as well. Early on she had more than a 100 superdelegate lead. Now that is under fifteen. Maybe some of those party faithful who own the coveted superdelegate spots prefer not to have their votes bought. That can be a huge turnoff to someone deciding whether to go Obama or Clinton. Senator Clinton's campaign may try to play that way, but in this political climate, Democrats are looking for a change from the old ways, not more of the same.

As we can see, that isn't only the way the supers feel, it can be seen in the will of the voters as well.