Where The Candidates Are Spending The Day

TPM's Election Central has the candidates' campaign schedules, which provides some insight into where the campaigns feel they need to do the most shoring up. Perhaps most telling of all, McCain and Palin will touch down in 11 states today between them.

Barack Obama In Florida, North Carolina And Virginia; Michelle In Nevada And Colorado
Barack Obama has a morning rally in Jacksonville, Florida, a 5:30 p.m. ET rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will then finish out the campaign with a 9 p.m. ET rally in Manassas, Virginia. Michelle Obama will hold a 2:30 p.m. ET rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a 6 p.m. ET rally in Littleton, Colorado.

Biden In Missouri, Ohio -- And Pennsylvania
Joe Biden is holding a 10:30 a.m. ET rally in Lee's Summit, Missouri, a 3:45 p.m. ET rally in Zanesville, Ohio, a 7:30 p.m. ET rally in Copley, Ohio, and finally a 10 p.m. ET rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

McCain In Six States Today
John McCain has a very busy schedule for the final day of the campaign: An 8:55 a.m. ET rally in Tampa, Florida, an 11:45 a.m. rally in Blountville, Tennessee; a 1:50 p.m. ET rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania; a 4 p.m. ET rally in Indianapolis; an 8 p.m. ET rally in Roswell, New Mexico; and a 10:45 p.m. ET rally in Henderson, Nevada. The inclusion of Tennessee seems rather curious -- this one is widely viewed as a safe state, and he could probably spend his time more usefully in other states.

Palin Doing Six Events In Five States
Sarah Palin also has a very big day ahead of her: A 9:15 a.m. ET rally in Lakewood, Ohio; a 1 p.m. ET rally in Jefferson City, Missouri; a 4 p.m. ET rally in Dubuque, Iowa; a 7:45 p.m. ET rally in Colorado Springs; an 11:30 p.m. ET rally in Reno, Nevada; and a 1:30 a.m. ET rally in Elko, Nevada.

This schedule brings up yet another advantage the Obama campaign has over the McCain campaign: the number of people it has to actually headline big events. While McCain and Palin are pretty much the only ones doing big events, Barack and Joe's separate events are supplemented by Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Hillary's schedule today:

On Monday, November 3, Senator Hillary Clinton will visit the Mt. Lebanon Obama for America Field Office in Pittsburgh, PA.

In the early afternoon on Monday, Senator Clinton will attend an Obama for America rally in St. Charles, MO.

She'll later head to Minnesota to stump for Al Franken.

Tags: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, joe biden, John McCain, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin (all tags)



Re: Where The Candidates Are Spending The Day

I think it is good for Biden to be the one in Philly tonight.  It is his home Territory (Delware is Philly TV Market) and it is most likely Philly turnout that will win PA for the Democrats.  

I also hope the final push from Clinton in Pittsburgh convinces enough voters to stay in the Democratic column in Western PA.   I know that is the big concern, White Blue Collar voters in Western PA.

by gavoter 2008-11-03 07:44AM | 0 recs
Blountville, TN
The reason for this stop is because it's a few miles south of the Virginia state line and McCain
is really reaching out to voters in far SW Virginia.  Also, it's not very far from westernmost North Carolina.  He's campainging for two states at once.
by esconded 2008-11-03 07:51AM | 0 recs
well, they have Bush and Cheney

Seriously, I noticed how well this was used last week.  After Obama played his commercial, they had the first joint appearance of Obama and Bill Clinton. That's news, so the pundits didn't spend all night taking shots at the ad.

Then the first Al Gore campaign stop in Florida.  Another day of news.  

They very effectively ran out the clock.

by John DE 2008-11-03 07:53AM | 0 recs
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Also interesting that HRC is the go to person for the white blue collar voters. How that must naw at the GOP.

by ND1979 2008-11-03 07:57AM | 0 recs
McCain Visits Tennesee to Steal Election

Tennesee is the sight of the company in charge of managing the Ohio Elections for Blackwell in 2004

Michael L. Connell was served with a subpoena in Ohio on Sept. 22, 2008 in a case alleging that vote-tampering during the 2004 presidential election resulted in civil rights violations. Connell, president of GovTech Solutions and New Media Communications, is a website designer and IT professional who created a website for Ohio's secretary of state that presented the results of the 2004 election in real time as they were tabulated.

However, the alternative media group ePlubibus Media further discovered in November 2006 that election.sos.state.oh.us was hosted on the servers of a company in Chattanooga, TN called SmarTech, which also provided hosting for a long list of Republican Internet domains.


by markieparkie 2008-11-03 08:44AM | 0 recs
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To take your comment about our campaign having more people running rallies (Barack, Joe, Michelle, Hilary) a little bit further...

I'm thinking that this is the first campaign I can think of where the potential First Spouse has been doing serious long-term solo headlining without it being somewhat controversial.  As far as I can tell Michelle has been drawing crowds on her own for a while now without any media-driven hysterics (word choice intentional ;)) over The Proper Place of a First Lady.

Your thoughts?  The last one I can remember having an active role in the campaign was Hilary, and I remember her getting a lot of flack for it.  

by Dreorg 2008-11-03 09:48AM | 0 recs
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I thought Liddy Dole did some campaigning in 1996, hence her short attempt at a run in 2000.   But she had already been a cabinet secretary so I guess it didnt seem odd.

Laura Bush chose not to do anything.   She basically made George promise her that she would not have to campaign as it is not something she enjoys.

At the same time I think Michelle has played a very traditional role.  She always refers to what Barack would do as President.  She does very little speaking about herself.  This is in somewhat stark contrast to the '2 for the price of 1' way that the Clintons ran in 1992.  I have even seen her change to subject to keep the focus on Barack.

by gavoter 2008-11-03 09:56AM | 0 recs


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