During a campaign stop in Maine, Bernie Sanders offered a contrarian take on his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
The socialist senator from Vermont said that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton had been "anointed by the pundits" from the start. "Well guess what?" he retorted. "It doesn't look like she's so inevitable now."
Maybe that was true in the 48 hours after the New Hampshire primary. But after Super Tuesday, Sanders is probably the only person in the nation's capital who believes Clinton's nomination is anything but inevitable, barring a turn for the worse in the controversy over her private email server.
"Once Joe Biden decided not to run, she was always going to be the nominee," Republican strategist Ford O'Connell told the Washington Examiner. "The only question was when."