Huge exhale and good riddance. Barack Obama wailed in North Carolina and lost Indiana by a nose hair, and that, ladies and gentlemen and undecideds, is finally the end of Hillary Cinton. Tim Russert said this morning that every political player now accepts that Obama will be the party’s nominee in Denver. Politico‘s Mike Allen wrote this morning that Obama “won’t push her out — he’ll let her get her coat, and walk to the door. But he’s talking to the whole country now — not just to Democrats, and not to individual states.”

In the wake of this morning’s breaking news that Clinton has loaned her faltering campaign another $6.4 million on top of the $5 million loan she admitted to earlier this year, her perplexing determination to push on (clearly obnoxious, arguably sociopathic in nature) will only hurt her future prospects. As Politico‘s Roger Simon wrote late last night, “She has options, but only if she manages her endgame carefully. If she becomes known as the candidate who was willing to destroy her party in order to gain the nomination, she is likely to lose not just the nomination but also her political future.”
In the meantime, here’s irrefutable proof of the validity of my earlier suggestion that a Dumbass Amendment be added to the Constitution requiring states to give prospective voters short written quizzes to make certain they’re at least somewhat knowledgable and semi-intelligent before being granted a voice in choosing the nation’s leadership.
Chicago Sun Times reporter Lynn Sweet has reported that yesterday morning “about 50 people were eating breakfast at [the Four Seasons] restaurant in Greenwood when Obama walked in at 7:40 a.m. He went from table to table, chatting briefly with patrons about the economy and gas prices before sitting down to breakfast.

“One of his first encounters went poorly. He approached a man sitting alone at a table and was waved away. The man told me afterward he had no interest in meeting Obama. ‘I can’t stand him,’ he said. ‘He’s a Muslim. He’s not even pro-American as far as I’m concerned.'”
Cue John Mellencamp‘s “Ain’t that America?”