Wednesday, June 20, 2007

All for Obama

I think the headline and lede in the Pantagraph overstate the Barack Obama connection to the move of primary day in Illinois.
Illinois changing primary date for Obama's presidential bid

SPRINGFIELD -- In a move aimed at helping U.S. Sen. Barack Obama seal up early support in the presidential primary season, Gov. Rod Blagojevich Wednesday approved a plan to move the 2008 Illinois presidential voting date to Feb. 5.
Yes, going earlier with the primary to give Obama a boost from his home state was mentioned by some lawmakers when the change was proposed, but I think the main motive behind it was to keep up with the Joneses (or the Californias and New Jerseys).

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