February 14, 2008

Bill Clinton Campaign Chair Goes for Obama

The New York Times political blog has a piece Bill's old campaign chair throwing his support behind Obama.

This is pretty big for two tangible reasons. One, Wilhelm lives in Ohio, a state Hillary is leading in the polls. He's well respected by most democrats as he was once the DNC chair and could pull considerable weight in strengthening Obama's support in the state.

Secondly, he is a superdelegate and can campaign other supers to throw their vote towards Obama.

I think in the next few weeks we'll see the supers start to hand out their votes so this is all done by the convention, a brokered convention is only bad for the democrats (although way more exciting).

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