Ever since the returns finally came in from Lake County, Indiana in
last week’s primary, Hillary Clinton’s candidacy was considered
effectively and finally over. So does it mean anything that she
walloped Barack Obama in West Virginia Tuesday?

It was expected to be a big win for her, and it was.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton coasted to a large victory
in West Virginia on Tuesday, handing Barack Obama one of his worst
defeats of the campaign yet scarcely slowing his march toward the
Democratic presidential nomination.

So….what did it mean? Everyone is trying to figure out why Clinton is still in the race and how long she’ll stay. There’s analysis all over the place.

If a tree falls in the forest when everybody expects it to fall, does it make a sound?…

The press is unimpressed. This may be the first time in election
history in which the press has withdrawn from a race before the
candidate.

The speculation will continue ad nauseum.

In her victory speech Tuesday evening in West Virginia, Clinton said
she wants to send a message “to everyone who’s still making up their
mind.”

I am in this race because I believe I’m the strongest candidate.

Does it have to be more complicated than that?

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....