Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe was on NBC's Today show this morning and flat said that the Democratic race will be over by early June, "It'll be over early June. We've all said we'll be together at the end. If Hillary doesn't win, Hillary, President Clinton, myself, we'll be over there helping Senator Obama.
The race is over. Though it is not officially over, it is mathematically over. And for all intents and purposes, "mathematically over" is as good as "officially over." After last night's primaries in North Carolina and Indiana, Hillary Clinton's campaign is done. Her chances for the nomination just ran from slim to none.
Hillary Clinton pulled out a dramatic late night squeaker of a win in Indiana 51%-49%, but Clinton won't be appearing on the morning news shows as scheduled, and she only has kept a fundraiser on her schedule for tomorrow. This is looking like the behavior of a candidate that isn't long for this race.
The race was called very quickly by MSNBC which reveals a wave of Obama support across the state. It is looking like his margin of victory could be firmly into double digits.
There used to be a Whig Party in the United States. William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor were elected President as Whigs. In practice, the U.S. Constitution only allows for two dominant parties to exist at any given time for reasons involving the make-up of the U.S. Congress and the Electoral College system.
Two new Zogby polls were released today, and they reveal that Obama has a growing lead in North Carolina, but the race is still a virtual tie in Indiana. Obama has added four points to his lead in NC, and now leads Clinton 51%-37%. In Indiana Obama still holds a two point lead 45%-43% with 5% for someone else, and 7% not sure.
This represents quite a shift because Party chairman Michael Cryor and Vice chairman Lauren Dugas Glover originally had announced that they planned to stay neutral until the end of the primary season.