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Thomas M. Defrank / NY Daily News:
Ugly truth why Hillary Clinton won't quit  —  While the case for Hillary Clinton to stay in the race is shakier than ever, one ugly reason for staying in could be found Tuesday amid the ruddy, sun-kissed Hoosiers who cheered her on to victory at the Indianapolis Speedway.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Announces 3 Superdelegates  —  From this point forward in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, the fight between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will be boiled down to a day-by-day accounting of superdelegates.  —  Today, in the wake of the North Carolina …
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Feinstein to ask Clinton for her primary game plan  —  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), one of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-N.Y.) most prominent Senate supporters, said Wednesday that she will ask the former first lady to detail her plans for the rest of the Democratic primary.
Christopher Hitchens / Mirror.co.uk:
Christopher Hitchens on Barack Obama's latest primary victory  —  Of all the slogans that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama might have picked to distinguish themselves from one another, “Prolier Than Thou” was probably the least convincing.  —  Yet in the closing days …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Chief Strategist: North Carolina Loss Represented Progress Because We Won Among White Voters  —  On the Hillary conference call, Hillary chief strategist Geoff Garin made the case for her electability in some of the most explicitly race-based terms I've heard yet.
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue  —  But Barack Obama's support has narrowed dangerously—and he'll need to make critical changes to beat John McCain.  —  The Democratic primary is over.  Hillary Clinton might still run in West Virginia and Kentucky, which she'll win handily …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Ignoring “The Problem”  —  In the Left blogs today, it is considered a mortal sin to point out that Barack Obama has trouble connecting with white working class voters.  It is a mortal sin to point out that in the South Carolina campaign, the Obama campaign fed the narrative that the Clinton campaign was race baiting.
Rob Christensen / Raleigh News & Observer:
Obama, Clinton each pick up superdelegate  —  Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton each picked up the support of a superdelegate from North Carolina in the wake of Tuesday's presidential primary.  —  State Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek said he will support Obama, who carried North Carolina in the primary.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Memo to Superdelegates
Discussion: Althouse
Christines / newsobserver.com projects:
Re: Shuler confirms, Etheridge uncommitted
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
“Yes We Can” vs. “No We Can't”  —  Media analysis of Barack …
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Obama Beats McCain Among Jewish Voters  —  Trails Clinton by slim margin among Jewish Democrats for the nomination  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama is faring better than might be expected among Jewish voters, beating John McCain in Gallup Poll Daily general-election matchups …
Discussion: The Swamp and Top of the Ticket
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Gallup:   Gallup Daily: Obama and Clinton Both Tie McCain
Oliver Willis / The Huffington Post:
McCain's Base Problem
Marc Ambinder:
7 Reasons Why Clinton Should Stay In The Race**  —  **One is perfectly capable of acknowledging that the identity of the nominee is no longer in dispute and still find that, aside from morbid speculation and existential unknowability, there are reasons for her to postpone any plans for a concession.
Discussion: Commentary and FiveThirtyEight.com
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Begins To Meet With Superdelegates  —  ...right now... at the headquarters of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Discussion: Salon and Pam's House Blend
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama victory call: Obama's strength, and Limbaugh's  —  David Plouffe and a series of big gun endorsers are holding a conference call to stress the scale of last night's victory.  —  “He clearly did more than he had to and she did not achieve what she had to,” said Senator John Kerry.
Discussion: Don Surber, The Page, Trailhead and Hot Air
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
GOP leaders warn of election disaster  —  Shellshocked House Republicans got warnings from leaders past and present Tuesday: Your party's message isn't good enough to prevent disaster in November, and neither is the NRCC's money.  —  The double shot of bad news had one veteran Republican …
James Kirchick / The Politico:
Liberals' new cause: Religious extremism  —  Open the pages of a liberal magazine or peruse the liberal blogosphere, and you're bound to come across denunciations of the religious right, if not religion itself.  The “reality-based community,” as self-satisfied liberal bloggers call themselves …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and Dean's World
Megan McArdle:
Is the middle class really doomed?  —  I've now seen this video at several liberal blogs, and someone has to stop it.  Apparently, that someone is me, since no one else has stepped up.  Mine is a high and lonely destiny.  —  Warren has an intriguing thesis: that women going into the workforce …
Discussion: Dean's World
 
 
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