POLITICAL observations & opinions

Brownstein (National Journal magazine): Obama fights for Florida

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 25, 2008

Ronald Brownstein writes in the National Journal Magazine …

  • few observers expected that Obama would still be competitive in late October in Florida
  • Obama is blanketing Florida with staff, offices, and advertising, and he is attracting droves of volunteers.
  • in a state that John McCain cannot win without, Obama is facing one of the nation’s most effective Republican organizations.
  • Obama’s side took round one. Through their persistent registration drive, Florida Democrats have doubled their lead in registered voters since last year
  • But only if Democrats get their voters to the polls
  • Obama can win without Florida; McCain can’t.
  • But the result here will provide a telling measure of how deeply into Republican territory Obama can advance in a campaign whose mammoth scale across all the big battleground states is redefining what it means to run for president.

Read the entire article at … http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/nj_20081025_1019.php

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