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February 29th, 2008
04:58 PM ET

Now here’s an electoral map: Highways, truckers and snow

Bloggees:

For those of you putting your Ohio vacation plans together, the state's winter weather forecast is apparently perpetual snow.

It has made our Dayton-Cleveland-Zanesville-Columbia-Marion-Mansfield-Cleveland trip rather adventurous.

Reader Warning: Digression Ahead. Reroute lower down for immediate return to relevance.

Ready?

What kind of rental agency gives you a car with bad wipers and no wiper fluid in the middle of winter in Ohio, land of the semi-truck?

Fortunately, I was raised in an all-male family so I knew instinctively to put washer fluid in the white plastic container marked, "POUR WASHER FLUID IN HERE."

Unfortunately, then we couldn't figure out how to lower the hood. We pushed the rods holding it up, we pulled latches, punched buttons. Nothing worked.

Fortunately, it was a truck stop so I asked a passing-by trucker if he could help. He walked over put his hand on the hood and pushed it down, thereby setting the women's movement back two decades.

End digression   

So Hillary Clinton's do or die moment... or not.

At stake Tuesday by time zone moving East: Texas, Ohio, Vermont, Rhode Island. For brevity's sake, let's aside the latter two. 

Scenarios:

HRC SWEEPS TEXAS AND OHIO BY BIG MARGINS

The race turns on its head.  

OBAMA SWEEPS BOTH BY BIG MARGINS

Stick a fork in it. It's done.

HRC WINS BY SMALL MARGINS

She wins psychologically but mathmatically she is likely to still trail in pledged delegates. Remember those crazy Democratic Party rules (paging Dr. Dean). But she moves on to Pennsylvania (April) with the wind at her back.

OBAMA WINS BOTH BY SMALL MARGINS

The best political analyst in the country, Bill Clinton, says she can't get the nomination if she loses texas and ohio.

OBAMA AND HRC SPLIT OHIO AND TEXAS

I have no earthly idea. I think she'll be under pressure to get out but if she stays, Pennsylvania (April) becomes a death match and it's possible we will still be counting delegates in Puerto Rico (June).

Except Howard Dean keeps saying at some point, if neither can look down the road and see a way to win the nomination, the two will have to sit down and come to some accommodation to prevent a convention melee.

???

I have this picture in my mind of the two of them doing Rock, Paper, Scissors for it.

I will tell you a secret. Christmas decorations are still up in my house.  And I'm worried I won't get them down until Puerto Rico. Or, alternatively, next Wednesday.

Shout out to ace producer, Sasha Johnson whose birthday it was. We celebrated by driving to Zanesville - in the snow - for an HRC event

Girls just wanna have fun. (Plagiarized)

– Candy Crowley, 360° Contributor


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