"The truth is that the country is not as divided as is our politics. McCain says he wants to reduce the rancor in Washington. I'm thinking, Did you pay attention to the last two days of your convention? I mean, were you not watching it?"
"My father had that job before me. I took over for him. So when I had to pack everything up and send it overseas, I was packing up equipment my father had used. We were packing up a community's way of life."
A senior campaign official and Clinton confidante has told me that there will be a Democratic nominee by June 15. He could not bring himself to say the words "Hillary will drop out by June 15," but that is clearly what he meant.
It was interesting listening to the pundits try to puzzle everythig through as suddenly, somewhere south of midnight, Indiana surged for Obama, leaving the mayor of Gary, Indiana with some serious bragging rights (and giving Keith Olbermann an excuse to cite The Music Man).
The worst thing for Obama right now would be to win by default. A win by forfeit only weakens the winner in the realm of politics. By contrast, Obama's victory over Clinton would establish momentum showing his ability to defeat a powerful political machine.