Obama’s “Bind”

Michael Crowley on the delegate balancing act that is West Virginia:

Obama’s in a bind here. Not competing ensures a total blowout. But competing and still losing badly is rather embarassing. (Not that WV can save Hillary’s bacon but Obama wants to downplay stories about his weaknesses.)

It does seem that there’s no good solution here for Obama, and does make you wonder what Hillary thinks she can accomplish here, but she does need a positive way out, and May 20th seems like the logical day for that. Otherwise, it looks like she was forced out unceremoniously and her supporters, particularly older white women remain, er, bitter.

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