Obama Has Loose Ends to Tie Up

Pundits offer counsel to all 3 remaining contenders
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2008 6:35 PM CST

(Newser) – Barack Obama “urgently needs to come up with a new speech,” Washington Post op-ed columnist Eugene Robinson writes: He must tap white working-class voters to win the nomination. "Obama managed to escape the danger of being pigeonholed as a 'black candidate,'" Robinson writes. “Now he has to avoid being pigeonholed as some kind of elitist smarty-pants.”

Fellow Post op-ed columnist Charles Krauthammer is impressed with Hillary Clinton's comeback, saying she raised the one question about Obama that actually works—“Do you really know who this guy is?”—and suggesting she and John McCain make the same argument: "On the difficult compromises that required the political courage to challenge one's own political constituency, Obama flinched."