Did you hear about that crazy result last night? It absolutely blew me away and I'm still having a hard time believing it. Absolutely historic outcome in an important state.
Michigan? Nah. Independents crossed over into the Democratic primary to deliver Sanders a narrow victory and a few delegates in a state he seriously could not afford to lose. In terms of horserace headlines, was it certainly a big win for him though.
But headlines don't win primaries...delegates do. And Hillary won them last night with her mind-boggling 66-point landslide in Mississippi. To be clear, she didn't win with 66%...but rather, she beat him by that much (83%-17%).
These margins are closer to what we'd normally expect for a sitting president running unopposed for reelection. Let's take a moment to appreciate this stunning victory, and what it means:
"It is possible that we may end up netting 4x as many delegates out of MS as Sen Sanders netted out of MI" - Clinton campaign manager Mook— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) March 9, 2016
With not quite all of last night's delegates allocated, here's how the race looks today (via 538):Clinton camp’s Robby Mook now on press call: “We're nearing the point where our delegate lead will effectively become insurmountable."— Hannah Chanpong (@hannahfc) March 9, 2016
Didn't think so.