Obama Dials Down Expectation In Wisconsin
On a conference call just now, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe made the case that "Wisconsin is going to be a real battleground." Clinton, meanwhile, is visibly shying away from the state, avoiding mentioning it and spending tonight in Texas.
The arguments for it being an easy Obama state have to do with the big college campuses, a primary open to independents, the ineffable nature of a state that elects Russ Feingold, and the latest polls. But it isn't a caucus state, and only 6 percent of the 2004 primary electorate was black.