Barack Obama has run a great campaign. It’s hard to imagine how he could, were he given the opportunity, change things to get a more solid victory. Look at the big problems that were within his control: The Wright matter. The bitter comment. Bowling.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, is within spitting distance of having won, has been winning lots of recent primaries, and has made some real strategic blunders. For instance, is there much question that she’d be the nominee if she had put more energy and effort into the caucuses?
So, it’s little wonder that she’s drawn the primary out to within an inch of its life. She knows, with unquestionable justification, that this thing should have been hers. That’s got to be eating her alive. I don’t mean to justify her recent decisions, just explain them.