Thursday, May 8, 2008

Those Pesky Rules

The photo from primary night in Indiana, showing Chelsea on the verge of tears and Bill simultaneously livid with anger and funereal, as Hillary Clinton delivered her "victory" speech, told the whole story of Tuesday night. (That photo, by the way, has been removed from both the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune online reports on primary night, replaced with a photo showing them all smiling bravely.)

Clinton partisans might consider this, from George Will:

If even, say, Texas, California and Ohio were permitted to have winner-take-all primaries (as 48 states have winner-take-all allocation of their electoral votes), Clinton would have been more than 400 delegates ahead of Obama before Tuesday and today would be at her ancestral home in New York planning to return some of its furniture to the White House next January.

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