Signs point to Obama closing to a tie in Ohio and possibly leading in Texas. This is terrible. If Obama outperforms his polls like he has done in nearly every contest since February 5 then no win in later states can save Clinton. As a Pennsylvanian let me just say that sucks. Really, look at it from our perspective. For the first time in the history of presidential primaries we might actually matter. It’s all some people talk about. It would be tragic to get this close and then have Ohio steal our one shot at relevance like they stole the general in ’04.
Then again the thought of Mark Penn doing a smug little victory dance on Russert makes me ill, so call me torn.