Does Hillary still have a miracle play left?
Victor Davis Hanson is a sporting man, and thinks that Hillary may find a way (to use an NBA metaphor) to put the Democratic Primary game into overtime. Here's how he thinks it can be done at NRO's Corner.
I still maintain that the Clintons (if she can squeak by in the next two primaries) will use every means to find a way to challenge, seat, or sway delegates to win the nomination, regardless of the aggregate popular vote or ongoing delegate count. While that may not work, I still think she will try if she wins Texas; and if she wins the last three states, it will work. Apparently Peter wants to suggest that the people of Florida and Michigan should be "disenfranchised" or that "undemocratic" caucuses in the night should weigh the same as the results of plebiscites, or that time-tested and loyal super-delegates should have their traditional roles neutered, or that tiny states that will not be in play or won't matter in the fall should count the same as CA, Fl, MI, NJ, NW, OH, TX, and PN.
Dan Gerstein at the Politico thinks a similar scenario is possible. Why? Because cheating is built into the Democratic primary system. At least that's what Gerstein says.
Now an even more disturbing realization is beginning to set in: If the Clinton firewall holds in Texas and Ohio, there may well not be a clean/just way out of the delegate stalemate that this cockamamie system is on track to produce.
The fact is, just about every corrective Democrats have proposed to the crazy quilt of anti-democratic rules and decisions that have recently come to light are themselves antithetical to the values we claim to hold dear. Which is to say, they are non-starters for fairly finishing this contest and avoiding a debilitating backroom bloodfight in the lead-up to the convention.
Will the Democrats be hoist by their own petard? Er, done in by their own rules? Can Hillary do it? My guess is no. Jerry West retired a long time ago.