12 February 2008

Against the Ropes?

"For Clinton, Bid Hinges on Texas and Ohio." Not a headline I expected to read. Is this true? Is this the media framing the race in terms that are media friendly? Does Hillary Clinton slip far enough behind in the delegate count if she doesn't show up well today that her bid truly hinges on two states?

“She has to win both Ohio and Texas comfortably, or she’s out,” said one superdelegate who has endorsed Mrs. Clinton, and who spoke on condition of anonymity to share a candid assessment. “The campaign is starting to come to terms with that.” Campaign advisers, also speaking privately in order to speak plainly, confirmed this view.

Wow. Could be interesting to see what the day brings. My favorite part, though? Speaking privately in order to speak plainly. A certain poetry, that.