Several readers say I'm too gloomy abut Clinton's lead in California. She has a massive lead among blacks, but that may well disappear by next February. And this time in the last election cycle, Lieberman, Gephardt and Dean were the front-runners. I guess by hyping Clinton's poll numbers, I'm merely playing into her strategy of inevitability. But although I'm obviously hoping that Obama manages to help us put the Clinton era behind us, this blog tries to look at unpleasant facts as best I can. She isn't inevitable, of course. Just relentless.

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