...but maybe it ought to be. He was trounced in West Virginia last night; and while that defeat likely won't do much to slow down his nomination as the Democratic nominee, it could be indicative of a big problem in the fall.
As the Associated Press reports, Obama again failed to generate enthusaism from a particular set of the electorate -- white, low income, rural, older and without college degrees. The point is that Obama hasn't done well with these voters throughout the primary, and West Virginia was merely the latest example of that.
The New York Times adds that Mrs. Clinton overwhelming victory last night also will raise anew the fears that Obama isn't going to match up well with Sen. John McCain in critical swing states, such as Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Finally, Politico notes that exit polls from West Virginia tell a story that has been heard in many other states -- if Obama is the Democratic nominee, a sizable percentage of Hillary Clinton supporters say they will NOT vote for him in the general election.