Can a rural sculptor whose medium is butter instead of stone or clay end up being more powerful of an endorsement than the great “O” herself?  That’s what Obama’s campaign is hoping will prove true in the crucial farming culture of Iowa as he tries to prod his stagnating campaign into forward momentum against the seemingly uncatchable frontrunner.

For many Democrats such as myself, the race for the Democratic nomination can be depressingly summed up as such: while Hillary has proven that she is not the best candidate to put up in the General Election, and has been spending recent months proving that her nod to the base has been little more than lip service, she is increasingly becoming an invincible force in the Democratic primaries.

In this simplified narrative where her closest competitor, Barack Obama, trails her by double digits in most polls, Iowa is looking to be the last battle field that might just result in an upset victory for either the junior senator from Illinois, or the one time senator from North Carolina.

And while it is by no means definitive, Barack has caught a break as he courts the rural community; the endorsement of one Duffy Lyon.  Duffy has earned herself some amount of national and even international notoriety not for her deep wallets or prominence in the political scene, but with her iconic butter sculptures of cows (and apparently in one instance of Harry Potter).

The endorsement has also resulted in a sixty second radio spot that the campaign intends to start airing immediately.

Obama, who is only down in Iowa by five points pretty much needs for this to work in order to help change the coming tide that Hillary is unbeatable by her Democratic colleagues.  Nothing else seems to affect her momentum despite the hard veering right on Foreign Policy issues, or a slew of questionable fundraising issues.

Others blogging: Wonkette

4 Responses to “Moo”

  1. mick says:

    Makes you wonder what the hell primary Democratic voters are thinking – or what they’re thinking with. I have to keep reminding myself that no actual votes have been cast yet. It’s like it’s all over already. With a field this rich and substantial differences between the candidates, why are the polls so damned lopsided? Just because she’s a Clinton? Nostalgia be damned.

  2. It’s not just because she is A Clinton, and has everything to do with the fact that she has the machine behind her. Of course it gets a lot more complex than that, but that’s a good start.

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