How low has Obama sunk in popularity? How smart is the Hillary Team? Let’s quickly explore these two questions before we name our now long delayed new Hall of Fame inductees.
Terront alerted us to an article by Bob Novak on the latest moves and countermoves regarding the primary/caucus calendar.
The Clinton camp is saying, “Please don’t throw me into the brier patch.” Being forced to stay out of Florida and Michigan empowers Clinton’s vastly superior name identification in the two high population states and overrules potential defeats in lower population Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. This poses a dilemma for Sen. Obama, Clinton’s main challenger, that key supporters admit he cannot resolve. Obama has also promised not to campaign in the excluded states, but he likely cannot win there without campaigning. [snip]
What is Obama to do? He cannot set foot in Michigan or Florida before Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina vote, for fear of offending voters jealous of their prerogatives. Nor, his supporters believe, could he slip into Florida for a little campaigning during a gap between voting there and the South Carolina primary, because that would smack of desperation. Hillary Clinton truly has a gift from the politicians of Florida and Michigan.
Kostner alerts us to a new Hillary video in the “millionth supporter” contest. Check out Ron and Michelle answer why they support Hillary (Ron on Hillary in debate “blowing them away”.)
And with Hillary meeting her millionth supporter, Obama is still scrounging around for another 600,000 people to get in the neighborhood of one million.
As some are beginning to notice, Obama’s support on social network sites has begun to plateau (and if the ‘Million Strong for Barack’ facebook group flatlining at 330K is any indication, they are also falling short of expectations).