OK, let me just get the predictions out of the way, two weeks in advance of the next round of primaries:
- The numbers as you see them now will remain largely unchanged.
- There will be a minimal shift in the same pattern that has remained the pattern this entire primary season: Barack Obama’s numbers will go up, Hillary Clinton’s numbers will go down. This shift will be inconsequential, however, as the winner at this moment will be the winner after it’s done.
I guess the reason I’m not a journalist is because I can only discuss the exact same thing so many times and then I really don’t give a shit. And at this point in the primary season, the numbers are completely solid on both sides of the Democratic contest: Hillary’s supporters have made their choice and so have Barack supporters. No one’s moving, except for those who’ve been disgusted by the Clinton brand of politics.
Perhaps I’ll be surprised and there will be some tidal wave of rejections. I’m not betting the farm on it, though.