Today's "Hillary Deathwatch" Odds: 0.4 Percent

Today's "Hillary Deathwatch" Odds: 0.4 Percent

Today's "Hillary Deathwatch" Odds: 0.4 Percent

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June 2 2008 11:24 AM

Today's "Hillary Deathwatch" Odds: 0.4 Percent

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Hillary Clintonscored a win and a loss this weekend. She claimed a 2-to-1 victory inPuerto Rico on Sunday but netted only 24 delegates from Florida andMichigan in the decision passed down by the DNC's Rules and BylawsCommittee. Yet neither of these events changes the landscape of therace. Obama remains fewer than 45 delegates away from the new magicnumber of 2,118, which keeps Clinton's chances at a near-conclusive 0.4 percent .

Clinton won the Puerto Rico primary in just about every possible way. Women andmen, young and old, rich and poor, educated and unschooled—all favoredClinton. (The only demographic that favored Obama was people whosympathized with indicted Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila ,who endorsed Obama.) An early estimate showed Clinton winning 35delegates to Obama's 15, with five still unaccounted for. The Clintoncampaign is spinning the results to suggest Obama has a " problem " attracting Hispanics.

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But on Saturday, Clinton had problems of her own. ...

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