Here, clearly, is the best and most easily understood reason for Hillary to stay in the race:
Giants (10-6-0) 3 0 0 14 17
Patriots (16-0-0) 0 7 0 7 14
Note the total scores of the teams — and especially the (undefeated) perceived favorite — in the third quarter. Anything can happen in the fourth — a fumble, a memo leak, or a shift in momentum. True, it’s not a perfect analogy: if the Clinton team had a total of 3 points by the 3rd, then Obama would really only have 3.2.