Jonathan Alter at Newsweek online [hat tip Russell B] reminds us that no matter how much she and her supporters cheer her results in Texas and Ohio, and no matter how hard she works over the next few months (or even how many Rush Limbaugh supporters get out and vote for her) there is just no way Hillary Clinton can win the Democratic nomination.
Forget the latest results, says Alter, "She could win 16 straight and still lose." It's all there in the maths and the Democrats' proportional representation system: even if Clinton wins 75-25 in all the remaining primaries, she still can't pull back Obama's lead in already pledged delegates.
Clinton aides say [this week's results] will be the beginning of her comeback against Barack Obama. There's only one problem with this analysis: they can't count.
I'm no good at math either, but with the help of Slate’s Delegate Calculator I've scoped out the rest of the primaries, and even if you assume huge Hillary wins from here on out, the numbers don't look good for Clinton... no matter how you cut it, Obama will almost certainly end the primaries with a pledged-delegate lead, courtesy of all those landslides in February.
So there it is -- all over bar the shouting, screaming and all too predictable tantrums. You wouldn't want to be sharing a breakfast table with her when she eventually works it out.