You are using an outdated browser.
Please upgrade your browser
and improve your visit to our site.
Skip Navigation

Here Comes The Comeback Kid

Jon already mentioned the expectations debate that the unexpected tightness on the Democratic side has occassioned. Alas, I don't think that's a debate that Obama can win. When I was in New Hampshire, I heard more than one smart, plugged-in political person predict that Obama would get 50 percent of the Democratic primary vote. Bill claimed comeback kid status in 1992 when he lost to Tsongas by 8 points. Look for Hillary to make a similar claim if she keeps it within 10. And, given the media's perhaps irrational exuberance over Obama, look for the political press to buy it.

--Jason Zengerle