I'm not beginning to think that. I'm saying we need to do that, like yesterday.
You don't argue facts during a campaign. You do what it takes to win. Once elected, then you can get dogmatic. Listen, the American people don't listen to ding dong. We have to just accept it, move on, and fight like heck.
We'll see, Florida seems more in play than it did a week ago.
However, we have to do a better job in the Tampa area and that entire corridor than we did in 2004. Kerry's performance there was just pitiful. If Obama can run even there, or win by a 1-2 points, he's got a chance.
If Obama only wins New Mexico by a few hundred votes, this election is over. I'm as negative as they come, but Obama is not going to lose this state. It's only one poll, taken in the middle of the convention bounce and basically is the only poll that shown McCain with a lead.
Don't believe it. The real state to focus on is Colorado. Obama wins NM, CO, MI, IA, NH, and WI it is game, set, match.
The Democrats inability to attrack the Scots-Irish vote has a problem for decades and unfortunately it carries on in this election.
Obama or his surrogates needs to spend time in Appalachia and connect with the economic populist themes that will work there. Look, he's an outsider. Everybody knows that. But if he respects the culture and gives real solutions to the economic problems that have been hurting Applachia forever, he can limit his losses.
Obama must limit his lossses in Western Viginia, SE Ohio, Western NC, if he wants to win these states.
Which is exactly what Obama needs to do. Remember McCain is the nominee, not Palin. The more this race is about Palin the better, for now. However, it will get too a point where attacking Palin may become a drag on Obama.
Attack Palin by attacking McCain. She likes and wants the personal attacks against herself. It's how she operates and what she thrives on. You can tell already. Don't let her take advantage.