Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 at 9:37 am
Barack Obama has taken a major step toward securing the Democratic presidential nomination. Not only did he score a convincing win in North Carolina; but the close race in Indiana made Hillary Clinton’s difficult path to the nomination even more challenging.Pressure is now on Clinton to somehow find a way to stop what increasingly looks like an unstoppable Obama march to the nomination.Looking ahead, there are some bright spots for the Clinton campaign. Next week the campaign shifts to West Virginia, where the demographic and socioeconomic terrain ought to favor her. On May 20, the candidates will battle it out in Kentucky and Oregon.Only six contests and 217 pledged delegates remain.