The New York Times' Nagourney writes, "In this case, a split was not a draw. Despite narrowly winning Indiana, while losing North Carolina, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not fundamentally improve her chances of securing the Democratic presidential nomination. If anything, Mrs. Clinton's hopes for overtaking Senator Barack Obama dwindled further on Tuesday night."
"Absent some sort of miracle on May 31st [at the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee], it's going to be tough for us," said a senior Clinton official told the Washington Post. "We lost this thing in February. We're doing everything we can now . . . but it's just an uphill battle."
The Obama campaign released this statement to NBC/NJ last night: "Clinton needed big wins in both states to cut into Obama's overall lead, and she didn't get them. She missed her last chance to catch up in the delegate count-the measure that will determine the Democratic nominee. The tight finish in Indiana and Barack Obama's huge win in North Carolina have fundamentally changed this race."
The New York Post's cover: "Toast!" across a photo of Clinton.
The New York Daily News: "Hil needs a miracle."