The latest spin from the Obama campaign (email, so no link).
Our projections show the most likely outcome of yesterday’s elections will be that Hillary Clinton gained 187 delegates, and we gained 183.
That’s a net gain of 4 delegates out of more than 370 delegates available from all the states that voted.
For comparison, that’s less than half our net gain of 9 delegates from the District of Columbia alone. It’s also less than our net gain of 8 from Nebraska, or 12 from Washington State. And it’s considerably less than our net gain of 33 delegates from Georgia.
The task for the Clinton campaign yesterday was clear. In order to have a plausible path to the nomination, they needed to score huge delegate victories and cut into our lead.
It’s clear, though, that Senator Clinton wants to continue an increasingly desperate, increasingly negative — and increasingly expensive — campaign to tear us down.
The consensus here on BMG, which David and I, at least, have accepted so far (not that that means anything at all, but I’m just saying), is that Clinton has a valid claim to remain in the race given her victories in Ohio and RI and in the Texas primary (although not the caucuses). By this standard, the Obama campaign appears to be getting a bit ahead of itself.
What do you think?