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via AP:

Obama camp sees possible win without Ohio, Fla.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Barack Obama’s campaign envisions a path to the presidency that could include Virginia, Georgia and several Rocky Mountain states, but not necessarily the pair of battlegrounds that decided the last two elections — Florida and Ohio.

In a private pitch late last week to donors and former supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe outlined several alternatives to reaching the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House that runs counter to the conventional wisdom of recent elections.
At a fundraiser […]

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Overheard @ Other Blog

On June 12, 2008 By

Overheard here:

The McCain surrogate campaign is boiling down to: “SO I CALLED YOU A NIGGER, HOW IS THAT RACIST, YOU MONKEY?”

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Seemed good for YouTube Tuesday. More coming. Ouch. Pay particular attention to the end. A bit of Swiftboat comes around goes around, maybe? Hehe.

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Today is the day. After some tough talk from some trusted friends, Hillary has finally decided to read the handwriting that has been on the wall for months. She will suspend her campaign and throw her support behind the presumptive nominee Barack Obama.

About time. I’m an Obama supporter and have been for a long time now, but I say the following as someone who wants real change from the Republican nightmare that got me blogging in the first place. Here is what I want to hear from Hillary:

She should rally her supporters and thank them for their […]

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Watching History

On June 3, 2008 By

We’re watching history being made tonight and it will happen again in November. Simply awesome. This will be the moment that I will forever remember as having flown 9 hours home from Germany to see a family I’ve longed missed over the past week and had the chance to watch Barack Obama become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America.

I feel completely at home…

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Helluva homecoming for me:

I’m about to take the stage in St. Paul and announce that we have won the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

(via email)

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A new piece in The New Republic by Michelle Cottle offers a glimpse into what went wrong with Hillary’s campaign.

Bottom line: I just don’t think she was hungry enough for it in the beginning. It wasn’t really until the ten-in-a-row loss that she started doing stuff like ‘Saturday Night Live’ and Jon Stewart. In the beginning, it was hard to get her to do those things.”

i think it was 11 in a row, but whatever. There are many more examples given by those in the know. Some we knew and others that were a bit surprising. […]

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It could be related to Israel. It could be related to misinformation. Or it could be related to skin color. It most likely is all three. I think the primary reason why Florida Jews (and all Floridians, really) aren’t warmed up to Obama is because he hasn’t been allowed to campaign there. Everywhere else he hasn’t campaigned yet he starts low and gains momentum. A recent New York Times piece examines why Florida Jews are expressing doubts about Obama.

Race within the Jewish community there does seem to play a factor:

“The people here, liberal people, will not […]

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Not surprising given the desperation that must have been setting in prior to North Carolina and Indiana:

One of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s top financial supporters offered $1 million to the Young Democrats of America during a phone conversation in which he also pressed for the organization’s two uncommitted superdelegates to endorse the New York Democrat, a high-ranking official with YDA told The Huffington Post.

Didn’t work.

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They agreed in September to abide by the rules. This was back during the “inevitable” period. Now that they’ve had their inevitable asses handed to them, they want to count them as they voted despite the fact that their opponent wasn’t even on the ballot in one state and didn’t campaign in the other.

Yes, indeed. They said this in September. Not only that, but they went so far as to criticize the Obama campaign for “violating the early state pledge“. Then they changed their tune and claimed the DNC rules were “not fair in […]

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I think it’s time for the online community to do so as well, including the Ohio blogosphere. Let’s show some leadership ourselves and form a tight circle around our nominee. Shall we?

Obama’s lead in Gallup is now commanding:

Sen. Barack Obama’s 16-point lead over Clinton in the latest Gallup daily tracking poll of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters comes from even higher support among groups that have been supporting him throughout the primary race, and from newfound support among several groups that have backed Clinton

Obama’s strengths have all been increased while pulling closer in demographics typical of Clinton […]

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