As President Obama prepares for his latest campaign swing that includes a big public rally in Madison, Wis., Gwen Ifill discusses how the White House is employing the president’s celebrity status with young voters as a way to enliven the base of the Democratic Party.
But times have changed. As Gwen notes, it was precisely this type of rock-star treatment that Sen. John McCain’s campaign used as a somewhat successful line of attack against Mr. Obama in the summer of 2008.
Gwen also turns the tables on me to ask about Florida’s fascinating three-way Senate race between Republican Marco Rubio, independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek.
You can see it all on the Political Checklist.