Generally a good article, as I've long come to expect from Ruth Conniff. One irritating nit however, Bernie was never really "out of the game." This media trope really is as disgraceful as it is ignorant group think from media who want to be known as credential worthy, as counting for something. Don't buy into it. This is not a real point from knowledge, this is a talking meme from so-called journalists who want to sound in-the-know by repeating things their sources have fed them without mentioning who impressed them so, rather than thinking for themselves and having the confidence to write independently. Just notice how so many of the media try to sound as if they are experts by repeating source conversations as their own thoughts rather then by research and evaluation on their own.
Primaries are not horse races. In a horse race all horses leave the gate at the same time to run against each other in real time. In primaries the "starting times" are staggered. Because each primary has a different set of voters with different interests and allegiances you cannot look at vote accumulations and delegate accumulations as they are early in the process and make conclusive statements about how the remainder of the primaries will vote. They are not the same and it is bad data because it is incomplete. Some may happen to represent the overall, county-wide view better but lumping them all together, adding them up and projecting the percentages ahead is incredibly inaccurate, dismally disregardful of upcoming demographics and lazy reporting, not to mention misleading and prejudicial to upcoming votes.
The only "back in the game" is that the media is grudgingly (and barely) acknowledging Bernie. "Back in the game" has nothing to do with full-primary-spectrum demographics, only with media perception.