If you had any doubts whatsoever that Hillary’s the underdog now, her increasingly desperate calls for debates with Obama should help dispel them.
An opinion piece in the Wisconsin State Journal, though, made me laugh. Here’s part of their argument as to why Obama should agree to a debate with Hillary there:
Obama already has a lot going for him here in the heartland. He’s won a string of contests in diverse states since his strong showing on Super Tuesday a week ago. Obama also will make his second appearance in Madison Tuesday evening with a giant rally at the Kohl Center.
Obama has been running television commercials in Wisconsin and enjoys the enthusiastic support of Gov. Jim Doyle. On top of that, Wisconsin’s open primary makes it easy for independents to participate. And independents are so far supporting Obama in higher numbers.
With all that going against her, Clinton could use an edge, something to shake up the Democratic race here and nationally.
Can’t you just hear the Obama campaign strategists?
“Senator, it’s a terrible shame that Hillary Clinton needs an edge in Wisconsin. I think it’s in your best interests to give her some help there.“
Oh yeah… this line of reasoning will work wonders!