Admit it. You fell for it:
Desperate Hillary Clinton will stay in the White House race even if she loses tomorrow’s pivotal primaries in Texas and Ohio, top aides claimed today.
The former First Lady had staked her political future on wins – with even her husband, former President Bill Clinton, saying she would drop out if she lost the make-or-break contests.
But, as rival Barack Obama closed in on Mrs Clinton’s once formidable leads in the two states, her spin machine has changed their tune and insisted she would not give up.
Neck and Neck: Hillary Clinton will stay in the race if Barack Obama wins tomorrow
Her chief strategist, Mark Penn, said: “There are 16 remaining contests after Tuesday.
“There’s nothing wrong with letting the people in the remaining jurisdictions have their say.”
And Mrs Clinton’s communications director Howard Wolfson, insised “onus” was on Obama to win Texas and Ohio as well as the tiny states of Vermont and Rhode Island which are also holding primaries.
While I have no problem with the generic principle of her staying in the race, we are now approaching the point where it is mathematically impossible for her to win without the super-delegates over-turning the vote of the people. She needs to win Ohio and Texas by large margins. Not win by a point or two, not lose by a point or two, but win 65-35 or better. Not to mention, I am more than a little tired of her people cutting the McCain campaign commercials. but the nagain, you knew it would come to this. You have no one to blame but yourself if you were surprised that all of a sudden, Ohio and Texas don’t matter.
A rundown of possible scenarios here.