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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:38 PM
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Obama's strategic edge: cash to campaign everywhere
His approval ratings are down and the economic recovery is sputtering. But President Obama brings to the 2012 campaign one strategic advantage that previous Democratic presidential candidates would have envied: the money to compete everywhere.

Flush with more cash than all the Republican candidates combined, Obama's reelection campaign envisions an electoral map every bit as expansive as that of 2008, when he picked up a string of states that had been safe GOP territory for decades.

Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia. Obama's national momentum helped him pull off some improbable wins. Even Obama is doubtful he can duplicate his showing given the poor economy. He'll need to "grind it out" in 2012, he said recently.

But along the way, campaign officials say, they are determined to use their financial clout to keep as many states as possible in play for as long as possible.

full: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ob...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:46 PM
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1. There is no reason why he should not run a 50 state strategy
Will he win 50 or even 40 states? Of course not! But it's about making the enemy earn every state and every electoral vote they have to.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:47 PM
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2. Not this time. It's going to come down to Florida and Ohio.
Like 'normal.'
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:49 PM
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3. Don't pee in my Wheaties. Don't rain on my parade. Don't knock my ice cream cone on the ground.
Seriously, that was the kind of all eggs in one basket defeatist strategy that did in John Kerry.

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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 10:27 PM
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4. There are different factors combined that will help him win.
A 50 state plan should be utilized but not necessarily at the same level for each state.

As long as we have good messages and maximize our voters and minimize theirs it should be good. But it is still going to require that all the pieces are put together that are needed.
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