After last night’s continued victories for Obama, it’s looking more and more as if Hillary Clinton does not win Ohio and/or Texas, she will probably be out of the running. That seems clichÃ©d at this point since the whole, “Is Hillary finsihed?” question has been tossed about since Iowa.
Here’s the story on it all from Yahoo! News:
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama added Wisconsin and Hawaii to a primary season winning streak that now totals 10 and has put Hillary Rodham Clinton into a virtual must-win scenario in Democratic contests coming early next month in Texas and Ohio.
The former first lady now looks to a debate Thursday in Austin, Texas, to stall Obama’s momentum and reinvigorate her campaign.
“The change we seek is still months and miles away,” Obama told a boisterous crowd in Houston in a speech Tuesday night in which he also pledged to end the war in Iraq in his first year in office.
“I opposed this war in 2002. I will bring this war to an end in 2009. It is time to bring our troops home,” he declared.
Here’s a video report on this all from the Associated Press:
More from the Yahoo article:
In a race growing increasingly negative, Obama cut deeply into Clinton’s political bedrock in Wisconsin, splitting the support of white women almost evenly with her. According to polling place interviews, he also ran well among working class voters in the blue collar battleground that was prelude to primaries in the larger industrial states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Clinton congratulated Obama on Wednesday for his two latest victories but dismissed the Illinois senator as leading a movement with little to show for his eloquence and promises.
She depicted Obama’s candidacy as a “campaign about a campaign” and cast herself as a champion of the middle class in a speech to a fundraiser at New York’s Hunter College. “Others might be joining a movement. I’m joining you on the night shift, on the day shift,” Clinton said to applause and cheers.
At least she went back to congratulating him on the victories, its just the proper thing to do. Obama’s wins have setup a scenario where the Clinton campaign must win at least Texas or Ohio, probably both.
The only interruptions Clinton will have to derail the Obama train are the two upcoming debates. This Thursday will be the first at 8pm eastern on CNN.