"No suspense," was the headline from West Virginia from CBS' Jim Axelrod. Hillary Rodham Clinton "is expected to win and win big." ABC's Kate Snow (no link) was at the site of the big party the Rodham Clinton campaign was planning, "celebrating what may one of her last big victories." Snow cautioned that voter turnout was "steady but about normal, people not quite as enthusiastic as they have been in other states." The passivity of Barack Obama was a factor: he made only three stump stops in the state compared with 29 by Hillary and Bill. "It may be a Last Hurrah," conceded NBC's Andrea Mitchell, yet she saw Rodham Clinton "trying to roll up such a big vote" in West Virginia that she would be able to convince superdelegates to make her the nominee. Mitchell's bureau chief Tim Russert did the arithmetic and found an uphill struggle "no matter how big she wins" since even a two-to-one victory would fall behind the pace of 71% of all remaining unassigned delegates that she needs for victory.
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