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Former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (S.D.) is juggling several titles these days, but he is devoting a large chunk of his time to just one job — assisting Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in his quest to win the Democratic presidential nod.
Daschle, defeated for re-election in 2004 while serving as Minority Leader, endorsed the Illinois Senator in February.
Since that time, the one-time party leader has busied himself in the effort — both publicly and behind the scenes — serving as fundraiser, coalition builder, staff recruiter and traveling surrogate.
Based on Daschle’s record, one is tempted to conclude that Obama is doomed.