Hillary Clinton bests Barack Obama on Super Tuesday Part II. Though still trailing in the delegate count, she has the momentum and the talking points. Meanwhile, Obama is weighted down all of a sudden with scandal and controversy. Both still have plenty of money to continue their brutal internecine political fistfight at least until Pennsylvania in April 22 – and probably beyond. Can’t say it makes this blogger feel bad.
Two points: 1. Many are going to overestimate the effect conservative cross-over voters had on Hillary’s win in Texas. She won anyway, though with maybe a one-half to one percent increase in the final margin.
2. Attempts by Rep. Ed Perlmutter and other Colorado Democrat leaders to assure Democrat voters about the superdelegate process suddenly got a lot shakier. A lot of the party’s rank-and-file may be worrying more than ever that an un-democratic process might ultimately choose their candidate at the convention.