The Obama campaign couldn’t have been thrilled with Drudge’s expectation-warping headline this morning: "DANGER DAY: HILLARY FACES ’15-POINT DEFEAT’ IN NC."
I asked Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki about the report, which was attributed to a top Clinton campaign staffer. She wouldn’t respond directly, but offered this admirable effort at counter-spin:
"The Clinton campaign, including their top surrogate Terry McAuliffe and President Clinton, have said that big wins in North Carolina are important for their campaign and we’ll take them at their word."
Also, this: "If we lived and died by the polls we would have won the nomination and dropped out of the race by now."