Both the NY Times and the WSJ have stories out this morning on the fine mess that Hillary Clinton finds herself in. The bottom line is that at this point, it’s almost mathematically impossible for Clinton to catch up to Barack Obama in terms of delegates won. She’d not only have to stave off his momentum and overcome his financial advantages to win the remaining big states of Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, but due to the proportional rules on the Democratic side, she’d have to win by overwhelming margins. However, neither candidate will be in a position to win the required 2,025 delegates needed for the nomination, meaning that everything will come down to superdelegates, and may not be decided until the Democratic convention. While at first glance you’d think that such a scenario would favor the Clinton machine, the reality is that her institutional support within the party has eroded in the past few weeks. If she were to take victory away from Obama with superdelegates, or were she to engage in a protracted battle to have Michigan and Florida seated at the convention, I can only imagine it would turn more Democrats against her.