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  •  Where is this reported? (1+ / 0-)
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    I haven't heard anything about Hillary skipping Wisconsin.

    •  "Skipping" in political sese (3+ / 0-)
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      Geotpf, seabrook, fgilbert2

      already lowering expectations, believe NY Times article had mentioned some things too that give this sense. I'm not saying this as knock against her, although I support Obama, I just find it amazing that they think WI is Obama territory. But if you give away territory in this race those with resources and more agile campaign pick it up. I'll be very interested to see how Badger state goes.

      What the hell's going on out here--Vince Lombardi -6.75/-5.85

      by Patrick B on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 08:18:05 PM PST

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      •  In other words (1+ / 0-)
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        Less resources mean inspiring underdog victory, or expected defeat due to "excessive Obama spending".

        "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

        by RBH on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 08:22:11 PM PST

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      •  She has 8 days (2+ / 0-)
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        From Iowa to New Hampshire she had only 4 days.  I think she'll draw a battle line here despite whatever grumblings are coming from her campaign and/or the mainstream media.

        •  In one Looong day... (2+ / 0-)
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          Rally in Racine, Milwaukee Madison, Green Bay, La Crosse, Eau Claire...it could be brutal, but then again , inspirng...+ hit local media markets at each stop and reach most of the state.  WI loves politics and she could make some headway...I don't know her plans, but as some people here have said, a win here would really bring her some Big Mo.  Again, this will be very interesting race in WI, will tell a lot about where race is heading.

          What the hell's going on out here--Vince Lombardi -6.75/-5.85

          by Patrick B on Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 08:28:32 PM PST

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        •  She'd be stupid not to (4+ / 0-)
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          Hillary is not stupid. She has laid the groundwork for this brilliantly: The press already bought her story of "no wins till March" and that's what's now the expected future.

          Did anyone even look whether Obama is leading in WI? Not in any public poll...

          If we wake up in 9 days and the papers are full of "Shocking win for Hillary" and "Hillary back on her game" that will be giant coup for the Clinton campaign. And that publicity will cost them nothing.

          •  Expectations game (5+ / 0-)

            The expectations game becomes less and less important as this goes on.  At a certain point she has to win delegates.  Even if she does win Wisconsin, it will likely be by a narrow margin, e.g. like the 2% margin in New Hampshire.

            That's not to say that the day after headlines won't give her a boost.  They will.  But not like NH did.  And bounces generally dissipate with time, and there is a long 2 weeks in btwn Wisconsin and OH & TX.

          •  Does any other country ... (0+ / 0-)

            Does any other country in the world spend so much time waste so many media cycles worrying about the "expectations game"?

            I doubt it. When you think about it, it's flat out absurd.

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