Thursday, February 7, 2008
Underdogging Hillary (JM)
This type of thing seems like a mistake to me. Making Hillary seem like the underdog is about the last thing you want to do. The campaign narrative is starting to change and Obama can easily be hit with the same sort of appeals to the rich, liberal label that hurt Kerry. Yes, he is not Kerry, nor is he even as wealthy as the Clintons, but his base of support is overwhelmingly well to do. My point is simply this: if Obama manages to make Hillary sympathetic then he has very very little point of difference and should not be playing up his campaign's advantages in what seems like a pretty arrogant way.