Remember the media hype over an Obama runaway in Wisconsin and Hillary's promise of a winless February? Polls show a tightening in Wisconsin -- and one has her ahead. The Clinton camp must feel something in the wind, as it upped its TV ad buy there. It will be interesting -- I am not yet convinced that Obama can win a primary voting state (not a caucus) in a state without a large black population to balance the white female support for Clinton. Don't be surprised if she at least finishes a close second, and claims victory....On the other hand, a new CNN survey out today shows a big Obama gain in Texas, finding him trailing only 50% to 48% there.
Meanwhile, Rick Hertzberg in The New Yorker offers a scathing appraisal of something we raised last week: That New York Times' misplaced front page story on Obama's youthful drug use. Here's the link: