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Will Bill Clinton deign to mention Barack Obama by name on "Meet the Press" today?

Published September 28, 2008 2:15PM (EDT)

The lineup for "Meet the Press" today includes Bill Clinton and chief strategists for both campaigns: Steve Schmidt of the McCain campaign and David Axelrod of the Obama campaign. Should be a good show.

Will Bill Clinton, who has said nice things about Todd Palin recently and, as Chris Rock mercilessly pointed out on "Letterman," also seems to have a problem uttering the name of the 2008 Democratic presidential nominee, actually say Barack Obama's name?

And how will Schmidt -- known as the Bullet, among other nicknames -- and Axelrod spin Friday night's debate?

Could be a good week to tune in ...

By Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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