I’m not sure if Hillary Clinton is the “mountain momma” that John Denver was thinking of when he penned those lyrics, but she is definitely looking forward to tomorrow’s primary race in West Virginia. She lost her lead in the superdelegate race over the weekend as Barack Obama picked up a handful following the Indiana and North Carolina races. It is looking more and more likely that Obama will win enough delegates to claim the nomination, but Clinton keeps on fighting. And why should she drop out? West Virginia will easily go for her, as well as Kentucky and Puerto Rico.
So obviously we were predicting Clinton to win West Virginia, but should we start making predictions on if/when Clinton will drop out of the race? With each primary and caucus, it becomes more and more unlikely that she will be able to catch up with Obama by the last contests in June. The only way she can really do it is if more superdelegates start coming to her side and she can make some headway in her argument that Florida and Michigan should have their delegates seated in the manner which the vote totals dictate (which obviously favors Clinton’s totals). I cannot see that happening at this point, but she is not mathematically out of the race yet. By the way, I have a chance of winning the Mega Millions lotto tomorrow!