Tuesday, March 4, 2008


With apologies to Isiah Whitlock, Jr. -- who plays Clay Davis, one of the more colorful characters on HBO's "The Wire" -- for purloining his signature catchprhase for the title of this post, but the projected results of today's Presidential primary contests in Ohio, Texas, Vermont and Rhode Island are in, and the news isn't great for we Barack Obama fans.

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is projected to have won the Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island primaries, stemming a tide of 11 consecutive losses to Obama, who had to settle for claiming Vermont tonight.

The Clinton campaign will now attempt to change the narrative, claim renewed momentum and turn its sights toward the Pennsylvania primary on April 22.

Conversely, the Obama campaign will insist that the net delegate picture hasn't changed after tonight's events and that his commanding lead makes it highly improbable mathematically for Clinton to overtake him in pledged delegates before the Democratic National Convention in late August in Denver.

Meanwhile, John McCain -- now the Republican nominee -- licks his chops in waiting as the Democrats threaten to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as the increasingly divisive campaign rhetoric among Clinton and Obama is only sure to increase now.


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