She is not the Democrat "front-runner," she knows it, and she will not stop showing it.
The confident face of La Clinton Nostra would be off and triangulating for the general campaign, not alienating general election voters in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York and Virginia:
I’m the only candidate wh[o] has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country.
i.e. Hundreds of billions more wasted dollars in federal subsidies, all of it grafted onto the national debt, because there's no demand or market for sunbeams and windmills. And in the mean time we'll all freeze to death because you'll have cut off all REAL energy sources. Just like the past seven years' worth of this crapola.
Because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right Tim?
And we’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people. Those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health, often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories. [emphases added]
Yeah - you'll put them all on welfare after their unemployment compensation runs out - right, Tim?
Remember when blue collar/working-class whites were staunch members of the Democrat coalition? Good times, good times. Now Hillary has promised to put all of them on the pink slip line and destroy their way of life. A gaffe that will be all over the attack ad airwaves this fall in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Again, her husband, the Empress ain't.
[Mrs.] Clinton leads Bernie Sanders just 46/41 in Ohio and 48/45 in Illinois, while narrowly trailing Sanders in Missouri 47/46. Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri are all open primary States and Sanders is benefiting from significant support from independent voters and a small swath of Republicans planning to vote in each State, putting him in position to potentially pull an upset sweep of the region on Tuesday night.
It wouldn't be an "upset," PPP.
If Sanders wins Ohio and takes three of the five States holding contests on Tuesday, it would be another shot of momentum for his insurgent campaign.
It’s possible [Mrs.] Clinton could still win more delegates with big victories in Florida and North Carolina but close losses in the other three States. Still, the losses would add to the sense that she’s limping to the finish line.
And Sanders could pull off genuine upsets in Florida and North Carolina as well and make today a total clean sweep. Just as he did in winning Michigan despite the fact that every poll showed him trailing by double-digits.
Hillary Clinton can only grasp the Democrat nomination by shafting Bernie Sanders with the "superdelegate" gambit, which makes this summer's Democrat convention in Philadelphia a neck & neck runner with the GOP convention in Cleveland for the title of "most chaotic confab". And that's assuming that the superdelegates stay with her and don't defect to Weekend Bernie, who is, after all, the more general electable of the two. If that were to happen, it would be the first time in this campaign that either major party actually evinced a desire to win in November.
Exit thought: Somebody really should put a lump of coal in Mrs. Clinton's