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Old 04-29-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Has any other Candidate worked to unite and campaign in all 50 States vs. a separation of States into Red and Blue?

"His [Obama] campaign also just announced a 50-state voter mobilization. That reflects another pitch to nonelected party officials: That Sen. Obama would work to build the party even in Republican "red" states, and has the money to do it, while Sen. Clinton focuses only on Democratic "blue" states and battlegrounds such as Ohio.
Interviews with party officials suggest this appeal has effectively exploited lingering resentments that the DNC, under President Clinton, abandoned the red states. "Obama has made it absolutely clear he's committed to the 50-state strategy, and the Clintons obviously aren't," says Nebraska party chairman Steve Achepohl, who endorsed Sen. Obama last week. "That's a major factor for all the party people in smaller states.""

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This is interesting...
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:52 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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But Obama is separating in different subgroups. So it's no longer about the red and blue states but blue collar workers versus the college educated. The young versus the old. The elite versus the poor. And black versus white. All minority groups versus the whites. McCain supporters are labeled as warmongers. Even Obama himself talks about which demographic groups he's not connecting to, like the older voters. I see that Obama has fractured America into different subgroups not united them. His campaign like any other political machine has labeled these groups in order to tailor their message to best woo them. Obama is just like any other politician, he just has less years under his belt.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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He certainly has demonstrated his willing to work with all the states. Especially Florida and Michigan. What a laugh.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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Thanks i read your link earlier and picked it up here
http://www.city-data.com/forum/2008-...doned-red.html

Obama is uniting the Democratics base at the least, and weed out neocons
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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He certainly has demonstrated his willing to work with all the states. Especially Florida and Michigan. What a laugh.
Of course, they get to vote for him in NOVEMBER
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If you think that Florida and Michigan will vote for Obama you are sadly mistaken. After he has said that they don't count why should they vote for him I certainly wouldn't
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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If you think that Florida and Michigan will vote for Obama you are sadly mistaken. After he has said that they don't count why should they vote for him I certainly wouldn't
You sure sound like a sore loser to me. Hillary would be fighting tooth and nail if the shoe was on the other foot saying to stick by the rules. She's only doing this because she is behind and needs them now. If you think otherwise you sir are sadly mistaken. Besides the DNC and Obama want the delegates to count. Just not Hills way. Hillary has stated before that Obama was winning the non important States. Hope Obama proves her wrong in November when some of those non important States turn Blue.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Listen, I am not a sore loser. I don't like any of the candidates. But what if Obama said that your vote doesn't count, how would you feel? I don't necessarly think that they should count the vote as it was but that they should have a re-vote, Obama says no to that. If I was told my vote doesn't count by someone I would not vote for them, why should I if my vote didn't count the first time why should it count for them the second time.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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Listen, I am not a sore loser. I don't like any of the candidates. But what if Obama said that your vote doesn't count, how would you feel? I don't necessarly think that they should count the vote as it was but that they should have a re-vote, Obama says no to that. If I was told my vote doesn't count by someone I would not vote for them, why should I if my vote didn't count the first time why should it count for them the second time.
Blame your state Democratic party for breaking the DNC rules, not Obama for following them.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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But Obama is separating in different subgroups. So it's no longer about the red and blue states but blue collar workers versus the college educated. The young versus the old. The elite versus the poor. And black versus white. All minority groups versus the whites.
This has been the democrat strategy for DECADES. Nothing new. Divisive politics. Now it's coming back to bite them, hard.

Can I say how much I enjoy watching this, btw?
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