March 20, 2008

AND SO IT COMES TO RESEMBLE YET ANOTHER RACE...:

Clinton Facing Narrower Path to Nomination (ADAM NAGOURNEY, 3/20/08, NY Times)

Despite Mrs. Clinton’s last-minute trip to Michigan on Wednesday, Democrats there signaled that they are unlikely to hold a new primary. That apparently dashed Mrs. Clinton’s hopes of a new showdown in a state she feels she could win, and it left the state’s delegates in limbo.

The inaction in Michigan followed a similar collapse of her effort to seek another matchup with Mr. Obama in Florida, where, as in Michigan, she won an earlier primary held in violation of party rules.

Without new votes in Florida and Michigan, it will be that much more difficult for Mrs. Clinton to achieve a majority in the total popular vote in the primary season, narrow Mr. Obama’s lead among pledged delegates or build a new wave of momentum.


If Senator Obama's poll numbers keep deteriorating the Democratic Convention could be like the GOP's in 1976, when the whole hall realized they'd nominated the wrong guy.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 20, 2008 9:29 AM
Comments

For better or worse, and it's a little of both, the Dems aren't choosing between Reagan and Ford.

Posted by: Ibid at March 20, 2008 10:30 AM

How do their choices differ from Gerry Ford on the issues?

Posted by: oj at March 20, 2008 12:40 PM
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