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Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama Visit TMM

What a way to end the week! We visited with Sen. Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

If I told you how and when those interviews came together, you would laugh so hard. Suffice it to say, there's a reason your humble host stays up LATE to read the papers, websites and RSS feeds, NO MATTER WHAT. It's because you do not know — between the time you go to bed and the time you wake up — what might be happening. Ya know what I'm saying?

So, like that.

It is obvious to me that South Carolina is still in play. An Ebony/JET magazine poll, done by one of our frequent TMM guests, veteran pollster Ron Lester, shows Obama with a 10-point lead. But the media push by both campaigns suggests to me that neither is taking anything for granted.

And, the other question is: does native son John Edwards still have a chance to break through? We heard so many supportive remarks about him when we were in South Carolina earlier this week, but does that translate into votes. And, does the increasingly bitter tone between Obama and Clinton chance the dynamic?

We'll know on Monday. Until then, have a great weekend.

Let us know where you think this conversation should go from here. I have some ideas, but I want to hear yours.