Tuesday, October 30, 2012 By Aaron Brown
FLASH UPDATE: Here is the embedded video of the Duluth rally.
Here is the feed from this morning's Minneapolis rally featuring the former president.
Though many are trying to psychoanalyze the Obama camp's decision to send Clinton to Minnesota as some sort of sign of serious trouble there, really these events are designed to bolster the ticket -- especially Rick Nolan who is in a genuinely tight race. Further, the hurricane has shut down most of the prime campaign spots on the east coast and is set to shut down Ohio -- so there's time in the schedule to pick up some new states. I wouldn't be suprised to see the Romney campaign here for the same reasons.
Minnesota probably will be closer than the "solid blue" rating it's held for much of the campaign, but it won't be a tipping point state under any circumstances. Any scenario where Minnesota goes red for Romney is one in which Romney wins the national contest handily. Most stats analysts predict a very close national race that, right now, slightly favors Obama. I feel safe in predicting Minnesota as an Obama state next Tuesday.