You have to admit, any story that refers to Hillary Clinton as “Mama” has got to make you snicker.  The Washington Post reports in this story, For Now, an Unofficial Rivalry, that “Don’t tell Mama, I’m for Obama” has become the Obama campaign’s unofficial motto. Apparently, the Clinton campaign was somewhat suprised by the Obama rise of popularity:

Senators say Obama’s explosive rise has startled Clinton and her advisers, who are mulling how to react. With Obama planning a trip to the early-primary state of New Hampshire on Sunday, they may need to decide soon.

“Hang on tight,” advised Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), an Obama fan. “They ain’t seen nothing yet.”