Fem Dems Called Up in Palin War
Hillary, other prominent Democrats mobilized in battleground states
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2008 3:42 AM CDT
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano speaks at the Democratic National Convention last month.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama’s campaign will mobilize high-profile female Democrats in key states to counter Sarah Palin’s potential appeal to undecided women voters, reports the New York Times. The move follows Palin’s widely watched acceptance speech to be John McCain's running mate at the Republican National Convention. Obama will lean on Hillary Clinton, scheduled to speak in Florida on Monday, and female Democratic governors.

Some strategists predict the Palin buzz will fade fast and the focus will switch back to Obama and McCain, but others warn that Palin will continue to have a strong pull for the voters Obama needs most. “What McCain has done with Palin’s nomination is aim right at a demographic that Obama needs to address quickly: non-college-educated women,” said one observer.