Although I am still a supporter of Hillary Clinton, and will likely vote for her in the upcoming Texas Democratic primary, I am beginning to see the reasonableness of nominating Barack Obama. This is so because, not surprisingly, Hillary Clinton remains a polarizing figure. The right wing has done such a "good" job of painting her as evil and despicable that many will not vote for her simply because her name is Hillary Clinton.
All of this means that Barack Obama could have a better chance of winning in November. It seems as if John McCain will be the Republican nominee - - of course, that could change, but it is not likely because McCain will win the moderate vote while Romney and Huckabee beat each other up for the more conservative Republican votes. That said, with McCain as a nominee, many evangelicals and hardcore righties may not come out to vote in November. The far-right Republican hate machine fueled by Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter are bashing McCain left and right. Coulter has even said she'd rather vote for Hillary Clinton than John McCain (not sure what she is thinking, but then again, I never am sure about Adam's Apple Annie).
This is especially the case if Obama is the Democratic nominee because, for some reason, he does not engender the hatred that Hillary does. If Hillary is the nominee there are right wingers who would vote for satan, a baby rapist, or Hitler before they'd vote for Hillary, and so they would come out to vote for McCain just to vote against Hillary.
Now, as I said, I am still a Hillary supporter - but that support is soft. I could whole-heartedly endorse Obama and will get behind his candidacy should he be the Democratic nominee. I find his speeches stirring and his policies to be very similar to Clinton's. Who knows, as time goes on, I could even switch allegiances before a Democratic nominee is set?