I suspect that the pundits are simply trying to capitalize on the incredible buzz this campaign has generated. CNN’s viewership (in the 25-54 year-old group) is up 150% over last year according to Crain’s New York. It’s the first time that CNN has supplanted Fox News in 6 years.
Fox’ viewership is only up 10%.
I believe this is what they call “spin.” This doesn’t seem to be much more than the outcome of pre-game plans by talking heads to hype the fight – even though it’s mathematical outcome has already been decided. From the perspective of the pledged delegate count, the balance of this campaign will be akin to watching a fight on TiVo. The body has been picked up off the canvas. The arena is empty – but for those glued to the press coverage, it’s still a live event.