THIS WEEK: WEIGHING PENNSYLVANIA, ANTICIPATING THE NEXT ROUND.
Guru Jay here, with this week's Political Template, to wit:
Suddenly, The Question is not "When will she quit?" but, rather, "Why Can't Obama Close The Deal?". And the difference, now and later, is enormous.
Think of the Democrat Nomination fight like a grown-up - well, older - SATs. Last Tuesday's Pennsylvania Poll-ka didn't change the Math (Obama considerably ahead on delegate points), but it utterly transformed the Verbal section, i.e. how the race is covered by the media, perceived by the voters and, thus, how it influences the decisions of Delegates.
The stage is being set - The Rationale established - for Democrat Delagates to consider backing Clinton on the perceived basis that He Can't Win, She Can.
Either way, it is going to mean a devestating - perhaps mortal - self inflicted wound for the Democrat Party.
This new, Comeback Kid II dynamic will dominate this week's political coverage/conversation, leading up to NORTH CAROLINA and INDIANA - either or both of which might again shake the ground and change the reality of this national contest.