Obama’s move may seem like just the latest horse-race development, but it has at least the potential to significantly influence the course of the entire campaign. Hillary will have to respond. Will she say it’s a bad idea? Maybe that would help her with the doves, but it would also probably guarantee continual debate between the Hillary and Obama over the issue. If she agreed it would be an even biggere story. What about the Republicans? It won’t even take until the general election for this issue to get into the mix. My guess is that the press will force every Republican candidate to take a position, and soon. All this may start shifting the focus of the campaign away from Iraq. Will the Iraq election become the Pakistan election?