Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 26th, 2008 4:44 am by HL
Obama’s 14 State Battleground
In an interview with Politico, Sen. Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager said they “will focus his resources largely in 14 states George W. Bush won in 2004… hoping to score upsets in places like Virginia, Indiana, and Georgia.
“In an unusual move, Obama’s campaign will also devote some resources to states it’s unlikely to win, with the goal of influencing specific local contests in places like Texas and Wyoming.”
Said Steve Hildebrand: “Texas is a great example where we might not be able to win the state, but we want to pay a lot of attention to it,. It’s one of the most important redistricting opportunities in the country.”
Dan Balz: “A campaign between Barack Obama and John McCain once offered enormous possibilities for something new. Instead, the two presumptive nominees have opened their campaigns for the White House with what looks and sounds like a repeat of the kind of politics both have promised to leave behind.”