A Clinton insider sent me this note early this morning — agreeing with part of my take on yesterday’s Super Tuesday outcome:
surge story ended, but money story begins. heavy sledding ahead
Now the news has broken that Hillary Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million. To some degree, that’s not a big deal. Wait — I’m reversing myself; that is a big deal. The fact remains that Barack Obama isn’t having to loan himself anything right now.
One of the odd moments of the day is that campaign director Howard Wolfson seemed unaware that the Clinton load had taken place during a 10:30 am conference call this morning when queried by Politico‘s Ben Smith. How could Wolfson not have known? Or did he know and was surprised others did too? Makes no sense.
Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei look at other trouble spots for the Clinton machine — but still count me as someone who sees this entire process at dead even for quite a while yet.
— Steve Clemons