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Re: Obama Fantasy

By on 6.26.08 | 5:40PM

I will say this about the Obama team. They pulled off a tremendous upset over Hillary Clinton through their mastery of all the arcane rules of the Democratic nomination system, with a laser beam-like focus on how they could win the most delegates. Obama racked up huge margins by organizing aggressively in all of the caucus states, while the supposedly seasoned Clinton team was obsessed with winning the big states, even though delegates were allocated proportionally. My point being, when David Plouffe talks about having a plan to get to 270 electoral votes, while some of his assumptions may be rosy, it would be unwise to dismiss what he is saying out of hand as so obviously absurd.

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