Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

North Carolina

I was wrong when I said a few weeks ago that the Obama campaign should consider pulling its resources out of North Carolina.

Today’s Rasmussen poll (never one to over-estimate Democratic support), has Obama up 50 to 47 in the Tarheel State.

Now, I have no idea whether or not Obama would actually win the state. McCain officials (publicly) laugh at these poll results, and in fact recently the Obama campaign has put out word that some of these polls are overly optimistic and their private polling showed tight races.

But let’s remember what we all said at the beginning of the race. Obama’s ability to put some of these states in play was supposed to be a resource challenge to McCain. It didn’t matter necessarily whether or not Obama ultimately won every state, but it would force McCain to play defense and stretch him very thin, therefore increasing the likelihood that Obama would pick up at least some of the 2004 Bush states.

And that’s why today’s poll number is a victory for Obama. Regardless of whether or not he wins North Carolina, we are just about a month from election day, and no one can dispute it’s a legitimate battleground. The fact that we are talking about North Carolina at all 30-some days out from the election means that McCain is in trouble, pure and simple.

No time for complacency, keep working hard, volunteer, donate, etc. When you have your foot on your opponent’s neck, you do not let up.

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October 2, 2008 - Posted by | Battleground States | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. You know, the Repugs are always laughing at something, but they won’t be laughing on Nov. 4th when Obama wins. That’s if they don’t try and fix this thing in favor of McCain for goodness sake.

    Comment by trellskig | October 2, 2008 | Reply


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