Iowa Pieces Falling Into Place for Obama

UPDATE II: Contrary to earlier reports Biden and Richardson (as well as Dodd) have told their supporters to make their own decisions about who they back if a second choice selection is necessary.

UPDATE: Biden and Richardson have joined Kucinich in urging their supporters in Iowa to line up behind Obama as a second choice.

While Dodd won't make a second-choice endorsement, it looks like Kucinich won't be the only second-tier candidate providing a boost to Obama:
Barack Obama has already begun shoring up support among the lower-tier candidates who lack the money or poll numbers to be serious contenders in the early primary states, such as Iowa, and Offthebus hears that "agreements" with these candidates may be announced soon.(...)
Offthebus chatted with one of the Biden's national consultants who wanted to remain anonymous:
"A decision will be made tomorrow about who we'll encourage our supporters to stand behind if we aren't viable in a precinct. Right now, I'd guess Obama gets our support because we're more inline with his vision of foreign policy than any of the other candidates, and besides, we like him and how he's run his campaign."(...)
Off-the-bus spoke with a national Obama staffer who confirmed, "We've heard that Richardson may also be telling his supporters to caucus for Barack if they aren't viable. Nothing definitive but there's a trend going on," she added with a smile. Ah, that's an understatement.(...)
None of the campaigns I spoke with - on or off the record - are prone to hand their support over to John Edwards, who is busy today flying around the state for his final push to win - and therefore, survive until New Hampshire, where his poll numbers continue to fall far behind either Clinton or Obama.
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