The Democratic Primary is now over.
We'll probably go through the motions in West Virginia and Oregon but Barack Obama is now the nominee. Of course the race has been over mathematically for quite some time but now the Clinton campaign has lost control of the narrative. All over the TV last night the pundits were declaring that Obama had now secured the nomination. Now that that has occurred it is impossible for Clinton to continue as a challenger to Obama.
It's a shame that in our political process the seemingly arbitrary judgments of the elite media carry more weight than actual votes by actual voters but that's the way the system is currently stacked. So long as the Russert's of the world were willing to go along with the Clinton spin she could perpetuate the narrative that she still had a chance. That narrative died last night, somewhere in North Carolina or possibly in Lake County Indiana.