This afternoon an article by Dan Balz appeared at washingtonpost.com concerning Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh’s view of his state’s primary next Tuesday. When I noted that Indiana had voter demographics not dissimilar from Pennsylvania’s in a recent post, I forgot one difference about this contest, which Bayh points out in this article: the Hoosier State, unlike Pennsylvania, permits members of one party to cross-vote in another. Bayh, a supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton, makes it clear that he believes that she would easily defeat Sen. Barack Obama next week if the Pennsylvania rules applied, but that, due to the likelihood of hordes of wascally Wepublicans voting for the gentleman from Illinois, Obama may win the state, though he notes that Clinton is gaining in the polls.
On the Republican side, Youtube now has some clips of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. They further suggest that the Louisiana governor just might have what it takes to wage a winning vice-presidential campaign this fall.