Alex Massie

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Mike Crowley tracks Hillary's latest desperate cry for help:

"Democrats, the majority of whom have favored Hillary in the primary contests held to date..."

Mike wonders how she can claim this given that Obama has won more votes than Clinton so far: but of course caucus states don't count.

Besides "primary" of course, the key word here is "Democrats" because obviously independents voting in Democratic primaries don't count either since, naturally, none of them are going to vote for Obama in November whereas they will all magically gravitate to the candidate they have already rejected. Especially since Hillary is* going to be up against a Republican whom independents famously dislike...

*Yeah, theoretically...

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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