Media matters

Yesterday, half the status messages in my IM window were some variant on "Yes, we can!" Today, there's a fair amount of "Okay, so maybe we couldn't." But Obama's camp is claiming they lead in delegates now, heading into some very favorable states for his campaign. And after disappointing results in New Hampshire, it does seem as if Obama has definitively snapped back.

As I said to Matt last night, I think the result is going to ride heavily--too heavily--on how the media reports this. If Obama is cast as the Comeback Kid, he'll take it; if the media downplays his momentum, probably Hillary will. After California, the media commentators I saw seemed to be delivering a slightly pro-Clinton take on events. This morning, though, Obama seemed like he might be drawing even in the media battle.