A month ago it was about Barack Obama's supposed inability to win the big states. Now with a 40-point lead in West Virginia, a $20million in debt Hillary Clinton is speaking a different language altogether:
“The Mountain State is used to picking winners. Every nominee has carried the state’s primary since 1976, and no Democrat has won the White House without winning West Virginia since 1916,” the campaign said in a memo.
By all measures, Clinton is expected to decisively win today’s primary, and her victory will likely be declared the moment polls close tonight at 7:30 EDT.
“A Democrat doesn’t win the White House without winning West Virginia, that’s a fact,” Clinton told a crowd of 2,500 who crammed into a gymnasium at Fairmont State University Monday night in the northern West Virginia town of the same name.
Yet a West Virginia victory for Clinton will not change the dynamic in the Democratic primary battle, although the Clinton campaign jabs at Obama’s clear weaknesses in the state.
She'll say or do anything to win.