Even though Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton basically got exactly the wins they expected, the pony is in the margins, and at the end of the night, it looks like Clinton is poised to recognize that the contest is over. That was the takeaway from her speech tonight, which amounted to little more than Hillary begging for debt-relief in front of her husband, who looked for all the world to have recently microwaved his face. I have a feeling that most of the media figured that tonight was going to end in a geniune split decision and that the two candidates would continue on as equal participants in the race. Now, I'm betting that a lot of people are facing up to the fact that the stories they planned to write tomorrow just got Garrett Graffed.
Anyway, it would appear that Bill Clinton's master plan to undermine his wife's presidential hopes through the unpredictable deployment of creepy racism has worked. At the very least, I can plan a precipitous drawdown of blog posts about the "gas tax holiday," and maybe Clinton will go easy from here on to the end and not mount an attempt to pander to West Virginians by offering to legalize moonshine or something.