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Obama redraws the map; Clinton late for her own Funeral 7 June, 2008

Posted by David Anderson in Uncategorized.
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Senator Obama has seized a new strategy which banks on higher turnout of African Americans and young voters. They are targeting 25 states including CO, MS, VA, GA, and NC. Colorado is somewhat possible, but it has been 40 years since the Democrats have had much luck in the other states (GA did go for Carter and Clinton in 1992). It seems like either a bold strategy to remake the electoral map or a rookie mistake which may divert resources from the states he can really win. It could be a mistake on par with the Rudy big state strategy. We shall see.

Senator Clinton running late for the endorsement rally in which she endorsed Senator Obama seemed like someone being late for her own funeral. I don’t know that it helps her chances to be revived by being on the ticket.

I think this year could be determined by voter turnout not traditional polling measures just as 2004 was. The special elections show Republicans are dispirited. That can change. Democrats are exuberant. That can change. According to Rasmussen Polling, party identification favors the Democrats by 10 points among likely voters today. That tends to suggest that the ticket which could excite Democrats the most Obama/Clinton would be the logical choice. Fortunately, Senator Obama is rumored to be letting advisers convince him that he doesn’t need her. If the excitement level of Democrats falls by just 3 points, McCain wins and the senate remains close. The Republicans will hold their margins and may pick up a couple of house seats. If it rises, the opposite may happen and it may become a blowout for team Obama and their could be real coattails.

BTW During the campaign season, I will have opportunities to find fault with Senator Obama, but I would like to take a moment to celebrate a great moment in American history. At least we can say that he seems like an honorable person, unlike Senator Clinton.

I think we can say more. What I like about Senator Obama is that he is sure of himself. He believes in the ability of America to be resilient. In his search for his own personal identity, he found a vision which is transforming the American identity. I like the fact that he understands the importance of words, vision, and ideas. I like the fact that he didn’t buy into what a person of color can’t do. I admire the fact that Senator Obama has by the force of his person has transformed the American culture into a post racial society. I like that Senator Obama seems issue oriented not personality oriented. He seems more about accomplishing something great than attaining greatness.

It is for these reasons that I want to take a break in the campaign and congratulate Senator Barrack Obama on an historic achievement. He is the first person of color to be the presumptive nominee of a major American political party. He has broken the color barrier. That is something to celebrate. It seems now that the only color in his way is that he is green (experience), but then again a lot of people don’t think experience has gotten us too far in the last 50 years. What ever happens, I just wanted to celebrate a great moment for all Americans. Thank you, Senator Obama for getting into the arena.

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