what's with this "why can't obama close the deal" business?
why can't hillary close the deal? she and her husband are the machine and have been at this for decades. obama is the new guy, cutting in on the clintons' marked territory, offering a whole new way of doing politics.
voters are still learning about obama and the so-called "lunch box" workers (we all know by now that means those who are reluctant to vote for a black person) are hard sells. obama has a lot of work to do.
The burden is on obama. all hillary has to do is engage in distort, distract and exploit politics. she gets to sit there and throw around the kitchen sink. meanwhile, obama has to respond to her, get across his message and fight mccain at the same time.
so i'll answer the question: why can't hillary close the deal? because we're tired of the clinton style politics and more and more people are coming around to the fact that obama is by far the better candidate.