Thursday, February 14, 2008

Obama got the hint

By Creature

With Wisconsin up next on the primary calender, Hillary is playing catch-up (suddenly not leaving delegates on the table matters), going negative, and grasping at slogans. Obama, on the other hand, pivots and builds. John Nichols from The Nation [via True Blue Liberal]:

When I talked with Russ Feingold last week about what the Democratic candidates for president should do to win Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, he suggested that both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton should go to the senator's hometown of Janesville and talk about trade.

Obama got the hint.

He blew into Wisconsin. He talked trade. He talked NAFTA. He sounded Feingoldian. Could an endorsement from Feingold be far behind?

Obama's message at the GM plant was a good one -- not just for the workers of Janesville and the other factory towns that will be voting in Wisconsin on Tuesday and Ohio two weeks later, but also for Feingold. The Wisconsin senator says he has not made up his mind regarding the Obama-Clinton contest, but he holds open the prospect of a pre-primary nod to one of the contenders.

Stay tuned.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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