The more the Clinton campaign talks about using superdelegates to override the will of the people and using the credentials fight over Michigan and Florida to nullify Obama's victories, the more Hillary is creating those very victories by showing how old-line, arrogant and authoritarian she and her campaign really are.

The image the campaign is presenting to the electorate is uniformly negative. Hillary is threatening to cast aside the will of the voters and to coast to victory sponsored by the entitled establishment of the party. This is a recipe for losing so many primaries and so many caucuses that she can't win no matter how many strings she pulls.

That is precisely the situation in which Sen. Clinton finds herself. By trumpeting her survival strategy to anyone who will listen, she nullifies the chances she had to survive the primaries and caucuses with a lead.