For a clear picture of the state of the Democratic race, just look at the candidates' schedules.
Barack Obama -- the finish line in sight, declared the nominee on the new Time magazine cover that says "And the winner is" -- is huddling in Washington today with superdelegates, who could effectively annoint him if a sizable number announce for him. On Friday, he is campaigning in Oregon, where he is favored to win on May 20 -- a victory that very well could put him over the top in the delegate count.
Hillary Clinton -- hoping for a miracle, more and more of her own supporters saying it is impossible for her to win -- is campaigning across the country today. This morning, she's in Charleston, West Virginia, which votes next Tuesday. Then, she's in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which votes June 3. She ends the day in Central Point, Oregon. On Friday, she is scheduled to hold another event in Oregon, then speaks to the state Democratic Party dinner in Kentucky, which also votes May 20.
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