Sen. Barack Obama's campaign will be buying TV ad time in West Virginia, a red state that President Bush won twice.
The Obama campaign believes that Sen. John McCain's inability to articulate a coherent economic view, in the campaign's view, gives the campaign an opening in the conservative rural state, which tends to elect Democrats locally, but has gone for Republicans more recently.
Is this a head fake? A move to make McCain spend money in a state he was counting on not having to compete in? A real push? We shall see. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., tellingly, will visit the Mountaineer State soon.