Matthew Yglesias Nails It

on the spin from the Hillary camp about why it doesn’t count when Barack wins primaries or caucuses in certain states:

Back in October 2007, Clinton was beating Obama in Maine by a hilarious 47 to 10 margin, but it seems he’s carried the state today, once again by a large margin. My understanding, though, is that this doesn’t really count because it’s a small state, much as Utah doesn’t count because there aren’t many Democrats there, DC doesn’t count because there are too many black people, Washington doesn’t count because it’s a caucus, Illinois doesn’t count because Obama represents it in the Senate even though Hillary was born there, Hawaii won’t count because Obama was born there. I’m not sure why Delaware and Connecticut don’t count, but they definitely don’t.

So my prediction for tomorrow is that along with DC, Hillary will lose in Maryland and Virginia. Maryland won’t count as a loss because it’s too much like Delaware, and Virginia won’t count because there are too many well-educated people in Northern Virginia and too many students in Charlottesville.

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