From The Washington Note
Where are the Obama Women? What about Hillary as Majority Leader?
I spoke to a senior Obama campaign official yesterday who told me that they are doing all the can to rev up their female base and to get people out talking -- but that he knows it still feels like a less than adequate footprint.
I don't think women are moving en masse to McCain/Palin -- but the fizzle of enthusiasm for Obama/Biden is wanting.
Hillary Clinton is the key -- and probably always has been. It's too late to put Hillary on the ticket -- but I wonder if Obama is willing to make his first tough-minded political act his support of Hillary Clinton as Senate Majority Leader.
It would cost him as Harry Reid doesn't want to be deposed and Richard Durbin and Chuck Schumer want the job -- and she's not a formal part of Senate leadership as of now.
But extraordinary challenges require extraordinary fixes and gestures."