Just got off of the Obama campaign conference call with David Plouffe that I mentioned earlier.
The overriding theme was that the campaign will keep its focus on how they can reach 270 electoral votes. The first objective will be to hold John Kerry's 252 votes. Plouffe said the campaign was well on its way to doing that because it enjoys "unusually large leads" even in states such as
Once they hold on to the Kerry states, he said the campaign has a good opportunity to go "on offense" in Bush states. They hope to compete aggressively in enough of them to give Obama as many chances as possible to reach the 270 threshold. "We see a pathway to get to a winning number," he said.
For instance, if they maintain the Kerry states and win
Plouffe also mentioned
He said that in
He also noted that
All in all, he sees "lots of opportunities to get 270."
Plouffe also emphasized the "enthusiasm gap" Republicans are facing, and the organizational advantage the Obama campaign has over the McCain campaign.
One thing that particularly struck me was that as far as I could recall, there wasn't any mention of
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?