March 22, 2004
Barack Obama's Race for the Senate
Most salient graf:
Obama and Kerry's election hopes will rise together or fall together. Kerry needs Illinois – and without the thousands of black voters turning out to support Obama, he won't get it. And Obama could definitely use what that necessity will afford him in endorsements, hundreds of DSCC foot soldiers, free airtime, and the morphing of Ryan into George W. – who will no doubt be right there in the Illinois mix with all of them.
(via Larry Lessig's blog)