It was interesting listening to the pundits try to puzzle everythig through as suddenly, somewhere south of midnight, Indiana surged for Obama, leaving the mayor of Gary, Indiana with some serious bragging rights (and giving Keith Olbermann an excuse to cite The Music Man).
Obama spoke with confidence in Ind. "Sen Clinton's says she's going to 'take it to OPEC.' After all her experience, the gas tax is how she's taking it to OPEC? Now that's not being straight with voters."
This weekend, as Clinton defended her gas tax proposal against what she described as the "elite opinion" of professional economists, I, like so many others, had to ask the obvious question: Since when does a Clinton get off as such a populist?
Despite a perpetual, misty cold, Genie Kastrup, political director for the SEIU Illinois Council, said more than 350 SEIU, Change to Win, and Obama campaign volunteers showed up to canvas the Steel City.
Bill Clinton will hold six rallies today in Indiana. He'll push Hillary's gas tax holiday at each one. Reaction is mixed. "It's a good first step," say some. But mostly: "We want a permanent solution."