Ed Rendell Pushes Penn. For Clinton

The morning after, CNN reports that Barack Obama has already been making (cheap) ad buys ahead of the March 11 Mississippi primary, while Hillary Clinton’s campaign released this jubilant statement from Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell:

“Last night made clear that there has been a momentum shift in this race. Despite being outspent two-to-one, despite Sen. Obama benefiting from outside political funds, and despite all of the glowing press coverage he received leading up to March 4th, voters ultimately chose Senator Clinton. I am confident that Hillary is heading into Pennsylvania with momentum and a new energy.

“The people of Pennsylvania are focused on the two largest issues facing our nation – the state of our economy and national security. On both counts, Pennsylvanians understand how important it is to elect someone who is truly ready to become President and Commander-in-Chief. Hillary is ready to lead our nation, returning us to both prosperity and peace.

“We look forward to making our voice heard in the coming days and playing our part in determining the Democratic nominee. And when we do, the people of Pennsylvania will send a clear message – we want a President who is ready, not one we hope will one day be ready.”