NYT’s Front-Page Insight

The New York Times’ veteran political reporter, Adam Nagourney, summons his expertise to tip readers to “three possible outcomes to watch for Tuesday:”

1) Clinton might win Indiana and North Carolina.

2) Obama might win Indiana and North Carolina.

3) One candidate might win one state while the other candidate wins the other.

You know, in case you hadn’t sorted that out yourself yet.

Continues Nagourney: scenario 1 “could change the world… or at least begin to;” scenario 2 “would almost certainly mean lights out for the Clinton campaign;” and scenario 3 “would almost surely mean the race would go on.”

Nagourney ends his article with this quote from “a Democratic consultant who has not taken sides”:

This is the ultimate what-have-you-done-for-me-lately business and the more recent victories are going to count in people’s mind more than those older victories.

By “people’s mind,” do you think the consultant meant “the campaign press?”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.