A NEAR-SWEEP FOR HILLARY, with Obama taking only Vermont, and her wins in Ohio and Texas were by significant margins. I guess I was right when I suggested this weekend that the Obama wave had broken. Now he’s going to have to campaign like an ordinary candidate, not a messiah.

This is good news for Hillary, for political pundits, and — probably — for John McCain and the Republicans. It’s bad news for Obama, though it gives us an opportunity to see how he performs when things aren’t going his way.