There seems to be some frustration with people who aren't ready to concede the Democratic race is over. You can present a compelling case for why Hillary has no chance, plenty of sound arguments, much of it comes down to simple math. I don't dispute that, nor is my hesitation any indication that I don't think Obama would be an excellent nominee. Why I maintain that the race isn't over, Obama still hasn't closed the deal, at least not in terms of perception.
If the race was over, why then did Obama lose two key states Mar 3? I suppose he won the arcane Caucus in Texas, but he lost the primary, and he was defeated soundly in battleground Ohio. People will argue the delegate math, and I acknowledge that reality in spades, but seems to me if it's "over", then voters should be supporting that thesis. They didn't, which validates a continuation.
If it's "over", then Obama has nothing to fear from Clinton, he should beat her in Pennsylvania, in North Carolina, in Indiana. If it's "over", then Obama's camp should be championing a re-do in Michigan and Florida, in the name of democracy, as opposed to a lukewarm, splitting hairs, approach. Someone who enjoys widespread support, who towers over the competition, isn't concerned about a also ran's manoeuvers.
If it's "over", why is it that Hillary is neck and with Obama in national polls? That seems strange, voters apparently haven't got the memo from the DNC. This fact, which has no bearing on the real math, is very relevant, because it speaks to a competition, it says in clear terms, that nobody is rallying behind Obama. The presumptive nominee should see a surge in support, as people disregard the clear loser, and support the standard bearer. In other words, voters clearly haven't reached the it's "over" conclusion.
From my point of view, any lingering doubts about Obama evaporate, based on one simple need- win the next contests. Win in Pennsylvania, a state which is demographically representative, apart from a small latino vote (Obama's weak point). Just win, show everyone that it is over, Clinton the bitter loser, that can't face reality. No need to argue math, no need to pressure the process, just win the primary and end it once and for all. Let's not forget, if Obama did win in Ohio and Texas, Clinton would be gone, the coronation a guarantee. But, Obama lost, which was clearly a statement that something was afoot.
Just win baby, and Obama has nothing to worry about. And, if you Obama can't win, then maybe people are justified in taking another look, because clearly there is something terribly wrong with it's "over". Seems pretty simple from here.