Tuesday, April 22, 2008
(8:45 PM) | Adam Kotsko:
Hillary Clinton's Latest "Make or Break"As essentially everyone in the world expected, Hillary Clinton appears to have won in Pennsylvania, though it's not yet clear by how much. The news media was, of course, painting this as a "make or break" for Clinton, and so now her victory "keeps her campaign alive." I don't know what the point of such language is: at this point, everyone knows that she is going to stay in until she is absolutely forced out, and perhaps even a little bit after that.
All these "make or break" moments are starting to remind me of the way the press tends to handle reports from Petraeus, or other similar events -- they act as though Bush might potentially pull out of Iraq if the results are negative.