After spending months saying Wisconsin's presidential primary would come too late to matter, UW Madison's Charles Franklin admits it will be a big deal for the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Franklin doesn't expect Democrats will go into their convention without a nominee already in place — but he doesn't say it couldn't happen.
On the Republican side, John McCain appears to have the nomination sewn up, but Franklin notes McCain thus far has not gotten the support of that party's conservatives. Wisconsin primary voters go to the polls February 19th. Which Democrat comes out on top here? Franklin says as far as he's concerned, "it's anybody's guess."