So how do the Democrats survive? The only hope is a shotgun wedding. Hillary becomes Obama's vice presidential nominee, should he regain his momentum; or Barack runs as Clinton's VP if she continues knocking him off in states such as Indiana or Kentucky.
In either instance, it will be painful and forced, and it still might not work. But it is likely the Democrats' best hope. Otherwise, the loser takes his or her toys and goes home mad -- really mad. And John McCain waltzes -- OK, maybe he soft-shoes -- his way into the White House.
Just how excited the Republican establishment may or may not be about such a McCain victory is a story for another day.
Meanwhile, we will sit back and watch much of America's fumbling and bumbling national media continue its not-so-hidden effort to stack their stories in Barack Obama's favor.
They are doing him irreparable harm by creating lasting resentment that he otherwise has not earned on his own.