March 01, 2004
A huge weekend for Obama as the Trib and the Sun-Times back him for the upcoming primary. That should help him with the name recognition problem he's had thus far. Timed with Hull's troubles in the press, this could be put him over the top in a few weeks. If Hull's numbers continue to dip, he and Hynes could split the more moderate Democratic vote and allow Obama slip by with around 30%. Two weeks is a lifetime in politics though so anything can happen.