From Susan Page, at USA Today, "Analysis: 4 ways to see the emerging and polarizing Clinton-Trump fall campaign":
The primaries aren’t over, but the general election has begun.Keep reading.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, bolstering their formidable leads in convention delegates after five Northeastern primaries Tuesday, are increasingly focused on the fall campaign they expect to wage against one another.
“I consider myself the presumptive nominee, absolutely,” Trump declared in New York.
In Philadelphia, Clinton’s victory speech was aimed at Trump. “Despite what other candidates say,” she said, “we believe in the goodness of our people and the greatness of our nation.”
Trump easily won Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Clinton won in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Connecticut, while Bernie Sanders won Rhode Island.
It sounds like the pitch for the ultimate reality TV show: an election that would pit two of the most polarizing figures in public life today in the race for the White House — one the wife of a former president, herself a former senator and secretary of State; the other a billionaire businessman who has never run for office before.
The primary results and exit polls in the contests provide clues about the outlines of a possible Clinton-Trump contest.
Two words: Brace yourself...