This weekend Barack Obama ditched his suit, picked up a shovel and started filling sandbags in the Midwest flood zone. John McCain sent a press release from a private fundraiser in Riverside, California.
The genius of the rally lay, appropriately enough, in its sheer audacity. West Michigan is solid GOP right-wing evangelical country and the Van Andel Arena is it's temple. How would Obama fare in lions' den?
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?