Hillary Clinton's campaign estimates donations have totaled $10 million since her Pennsylvania primary win last night. Campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe crowed, "Senator Clinton’s game-changing victory last night has turned the tide and resulted in an historic outpouring of grassroots support."
Clinton's 10-point Keystone state win over Barack Obama gave her opportunity to emphasize how she's won states that will be critical in the November election. She said, "I won the states that we have to win — Ohio, now Pennsylvania. It’s very hard to imagine a Democrat getting to the White House without winning those states.” And she's using that argument to woo the superdelegates. (Obama's campaign emphasizes how Clinton only made a net gain of 12 delegates, Obama's still leading, and, oh, yeah, donate $25 bucks!)
Still, Democrats are upset about the prolonged fight for the nomination. Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen told the Washington Post, "What happened yesterday was what a lot of us were afraid would happen." Ouch! And the NY Times ran an editorial today, calling Clinton's win "The Low Road to Victory." The editorial acknowledged that Obama's become negative as he is "increasingly rising to Mrs. Clinton's bait," but the big point is "It is past time for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to acknowledge that the negativity, for which she is mostly responsible, does nothing but harm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election."