“Hillary Deathwatch” Odds: 9.5 Percent

A high-profile Obama endorsement, a tightening race in Pennsylvania,and a big March fundraising gap dock Hillary 0.4 points, taking herdown to 9.5 percent on the Clintometer.

The big news: Democratic national-security guru and former Indiana Rep. Lee Hamilton is endorsing Barack Obama. Hamilton’s backing isn’t expected to invigorate voters,Kennedy-style (though you saw how that worked out). But as a member ofthe 9/11 commission and co-chair of the vaunted Iraq Study Group, he’llburnish Obama’s foreign-policy credentials. (And maybe his old-folkcred, too—Hamilton is 76.) Too bad he’s not a superdelegate. However,Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who also endorsed Obama today, is. …

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