Craig Crawford's Trail Mix
March 31, 2008
Pennsylvania is on. For a time it seemed that Barack Obama would try to downplay the Keystone State’s April 22 primary, but in recent days the Democratic presidential frontrunner has done what it takes to persuade doubters that he is in it to win.
Signs abound of Obama’s seriousness: Transferring his Iowa coordinator to run the Pennsylvania campaign, upping television advertising buys, personally canvassing the state on a weeklong bus tour and headlining another round of big-crowd stadium events.
Going for a Pennsylvania win is risky, given Hillary Rodham Clinton’s sizable polling leads. But the Clinton camp might have erred in raising expectation’s for a big victory. Obama is now doing enough to compete in the state and possibly knock Clinton out of the race once and for all.
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