Enjoyed a couple of weeks in Japan and am now back. It is interesting to read what foreigners write about the U.S. There is interest in Japan and in the Asian papers with respect to the U.S. election and the Democratic race. Unlike the U.S. press which has largely fed into the B.S. notion that Hillary actually still had a chance, the Asian papers all uniformly accepted Obama as the presumptive nominee based on his delegate lead which was insurmountable (and has been for months).
In the U.S. the press has pushed the nonsensical story line that Hillary still had a chance in an effort to sell papers and magazines and to get folks to watch TV news. It is over.
Today, the DNC Rules Committee voted to seat Michigan and Florida with half their votes. It was expected and it was fair if they were going to seat the delegations for the states that had moved primaries up in violation of the DNC's rules. Obama will lose Puerto Rico tomorrow, but will win in a landslide in Montana and will likely win South Dakota with a single-digit win on Tuesday. After Tuesday all the voting will be done, by the end of the week, the remaining uncommitted Supers will make their decisions and Obama will officially be the Democratic presidential nominee.
It has been over for months, but it will be officially over.