Obama's General Election strategy is... ?
by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 12:22:38 AM EST
I really don't know, do you?
I'm not talking about the national polls either, but how does Barack Obama put together a winning electoral advantage over John McCain?
I have heard Clinton's many times, and its been played out in the Democratic nomination battle. She'll take an unprecedented high level of women and Latino majorities into winning all (or nearly all) the states that John Kerry (and/or Al Gore) won, and add in: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Florida. Maybe there are some other states, but if we just add those 42 electoral votes to the Democratic column, Clinton would win.
I really only have a single issue: winning. I believe that if more Democrats win, a more progressive agenda will be enacted, and we can make democratic-stronghold challenges in primaries with more progressive candidates (Donna Edwards is gonna beat Wynn, for example).
But what is Barack Obama's winning coalition of states that puts him over 270 electoral votes?
The Obama campaign makes the case:
That's not serious. To quote North Dakota, where a total of 18,000 or so voted in the Democratic caucus, as proof that Obama could win the state is laughable. That sort of logic puts Nebraska, which had a similar total, and voted for Obama, also in the Democratic column for Obama in November.
Seriously, how does Obama get past 270, state by state? Independents you say, then where, which state?