Now is the time in the US primary cycle when the US media starts to lie. It happens every time - just when it's becoming clear who's going to get the nomination, the media completely manufactures the story of a competitive race, because it sells newspapers.
The truth is, it's basically over. The chances of Clinton winning the Democratic nomination have become remote. Now that that's the case, I feel it's time to talk about how completely surreal her campaign has been.
The Clinton campaign rested on three core talking points. First, that she was the inevitable candidate, which now looks so ridiculous as to not be worth debunking (and should have at the beginning, to).
The second talking point was that Clinton has the most experience. This is an example of 'the big lie' - if you make a claim which has no basis in reality whatsoever, it's more likely than a claim which closely resembles reality but is slightly wrong. The Clinton senate biography page doesn't even mention any past history before being in the senate, and as first lady her main real involvement was in the Clinton health care plan, which was a disaster. The way she's run her campaign isn't a so great either. Basically, there's no record of experience, not even a made up one. Specific debunking aside, everybody knows the only reason Hillary has any national presence is because she's married to Bill, and he used to be the president. Any claims to the contrary should rightfully be greeting with raised eyebrows.
Clinton's third talking point was that she was the most 'electable' candidate. While it's true that she's widely liked, she's also widely disliked, with a large section of the population already being familiar with and hating her. She also has a tendency to do flagrant political maneuverings with no apparent awareness that people might see through them. For example, all the candidates agreed to basically cancel the Michigan primaries, including her, and everybody else removed their names from the ballot, except her, and then after the primaries were held she argued the delegates should be reinstated, presumably because she'd given the people the right to vote for her and now that should be respected. She also outright lied about doing 'dangerous' diplomatic work. Add to those and similar incidents questions as to where exactly all the of the Clintons's money has come from since Bill left the white house, and it's very clear that Hillary isn't exactly a compelling candidate. The polls (which, granted, have to be taken with a grain of salt) have backed that up as well - early polls indicated she would win the general election against leading republicans by the most narrow margin of any leading Democratic candidate, and polls now indicate the same thing.
Politics is politics I understand, but for the central themes of a presidential campaign to be claims which are obviously untrue to the general population is just plain bizarre.