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Between the war and the economy, it looked like a slam-dunk year for Democrats and the White House. It may still be.

But the long-slog trench warfare between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has some Democrats scared that it's slipping away. That John McCain is making hay while the Dems duke it out.

Bill Clinton now says, "Chill out." Everything will be fine. Not everyone's so sure.

This hour, On Point: to chill out or freak out — Democrats weigh the truth and consequences of a long, long primary campaign.Guests:

Larry Eichel, senior political writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Ray Fair, professor of economics at Yale University, he is author of "Predicting Presidential Elections and Other Things."

Celinda Lake, Democratic pollster and strategist, she is president of Lake Research Partners and co-author of "What Women Really Want."

Matthew Continetti, associate editor at The Weekly Standard, he edits and writes for the magazine's campaign blog, the Campaign Standard.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on April 2, 2008.

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