With his lead over McCain in the polls now gone, the Democratic nominee must woo independents.
Newly registered Democrats will offset any lag for Obama among traditional party voters, Plouffe and Axelrod said Thursday at a Monitor breakfast.
Her words to the Democratic faithful Tuesday night are a first step, not an end point, toward bringing diehard Clinton fans around to Obama.
Clinton, the first woman to credibly vie for a major-party presidential nomination, made the motion that gave the nod to the first black nominee.
She reintroduced herself to the American people Monday, with a focus on family and public service.
His prime-time speech Wednesday is an opportunity to heal a Democratic rift.
Citing hardship to women during the economic slump, they argue for legislation to strengthen protections against wage bias.