Whatever happens today, I think Hillary Clinton has won the spin war going into Texas and Ohio. The media, which was supposed to have left her for dead, seems to be ready to crown her the new comeback kid if she wins both major states today. The Democratic primary electorate may even accept Hillary remaining in the race if she just wins Ohio and Rhode Island.
Barack Obama, on the other hand, is going to be expected to deliver the knockout blow tonight. Even though he will retain his earned delegate lead regardless, he is only going to be portrayed as the winner if he beats her in both Texas and Ohio. Wins in Texas and Vermont will not do. Neither will “close enough” in the Buckeye State.
Not a bad performance for a generally — embarrassingly — inept presidential campaign.