Bill Clinton, the Obama campaign’s top surrogate, is being dispatched to Minnesota and Pennsylvania, suggesting the campaign is more worried about those states than it is letting on.
Just Friday, Obama campaign Press Secretary Jen Psaki dismissed Romney campaign efforts in Minnesota and Pennsylvania, as well as Michigan, as “mind games:”
If you look at any of those states, these are places where they’ve never been up in a poll. They don’t have a ground game. And they don’t have a clear path to victory. And they’re playing a bit of mind game here by trying to explore the ways they can get to 270 because they know Ohio is a tough nut for them to crack.
Recent Obama campaign advertising in Minnesota was, according to Obama operatives, merely meant to influence neighboring Wisconsin.
But Romney’s supposed mind games have spooked the campaign enough to send one of its most valuable assets, the popular former president, to St. Cloud, Minnesota – which, just for the record, is about 60 miles from Wisconsin – on Sunday.
And Clinton apparently will be back chasing phantoms once again on Monday, making no less than four campaign appearances in the supposedly impregnable Obama fortress of Pennsylvania.