Yes, he was “expected” to win, but not by these margins. He broke ahead among white men and over 60 folk. He also took the Hispanic vote in Virginia. The only demographic Clinton is clinging to is lower educated white women. I think it’s fair to call him frontrunner at this point. Clinton’s in trouble. Forget the super delegates. They will go with the winner of the “pledged delegates.”
This may also mark the death of the super delegates. If they aren’t going to circumvent popular will, what are they for? They would kill any chances in November if they did.
Clinton has to win in Texas and Ohio, and win big. She’s behind in fundraising.
Expect Bill to go on the attack again. They don’t have a whole lot to lose after today.
Cute anecdote: Last week my 6-year-old son and a 6-year-old female acquaintence had their first political argument. He came home and told me: “____________ says she would vote for Hillary Clinton because she’s a girl and that’s the only dumb reason!”
However, this afternoon he admitted that to her that he doesn’t know why he would vote for Obama other than the fact that his parents are doing it. Her father also voted for Obama, so I explained to him that whether her reason is dumb or not, she was thinking for herself and that’s a good thing.
He wanted to know if there was anybody left running besides Obama and Clinton. I named the Republican contenders and tried to explain the party system to him but he seemed to lose interest pretty quickly.
Meanwhile my wife thinks that when Clinton yells she sounds like Richard Simmons.