http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/why-the-long-primary-batt_b_102848.html 1. It will all be over soon enough, with respect to the delegate count 2. The long Democratic primary season has engaged millions of new voters 3. In general, people are more likely to "act themselves" into a belief or commitment than to be convinced by argument 4. The long primary has forced the Obama campaign to develop organizations in all 50 states. 5. The battle has hugely increased Democratic registration. 6. The long primary fight has battle-hardened the Obama organization. 7.The continuing primary drama has swelled the number of individual Obama donors. 8.The long primary campaign has battle hardened the candidate. 9. The most difficult issues have already been vetted. 10. Obama's big trump card in the fall election is his ability to change the electorate - to register and mobilize millions of voters who have not voted before. READ THE ARTICLE FOR MORE DETAILS!