Pollster John Zogby has crunched the numbers and he’s impressed by Barack Obama’s string of election victories, but he says “this deal is not closed” because Hillary “is after all a Clinton — she and her husband are popular, dogged, able campaigners.”

The Obama campaign has adjusted its message and is now trying to suggest that it would be nearly impossible for Clinton to catch up without the help of superdelegates. That could be true, but the momentum could also turn if she has a strong showing in Ohio and Texas.

Indeed, both candidates — and voters, as well — have routinely defied the conventional wisdom throughout this campaign.


Has Barack Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination?

It is certainly tempting to make this conclusion based on his amazing string of victories on Saturday and Tuesday evening.

But the short answer to the question has to be no.

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