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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 11-1-2008

George Wenschhof

Today, Obama is in Evansville, Indiana, Pueblo, Colorado and Springfield, Missouri - all three are now considered swing states. The Democratic Senators from those three states; Evan Bayh, Ken Salazar, and Barbara McCaskill have been a big help to the Obama campaign.

Biden is also in Evansville, Indiana, then off to Marion and Bowling Green, Ohio. Michelle Obama will be in Pueblo, Colorado and Springfield, Missouri.


Yesterday, Obama speaks with Wolf Blitzer on CNN - He discusses the nation's priorities. The need to stabilize the economy, reach energy independence, health care, and reforming the education system. has more here.


Obama 49.9%, McCain 43.6% - This is the average of 11 polls taken from 10-25 to 10-31-2008. has more here. While some pundits discuss if the undecideds will go to McCain or Obama in a larger number, I feel many will simply choose an alternative by voting for Nader or Barr. I look for these two candidates to receive as much as 5% combined of the vote.


Keep an eye on Bachmann(R) - Tinklenburg(D) congressional race in Minnesota - the incumbent, Bachmann stepped in it on MSNBC "Hardball" when she said Obama and his wife were anti-American. Since then, what Bachmann thought was an easy reelection, has turned into a real battle. Democrats across the country have sent contributions to Tinklenburg and the DCCC contributed 1 million. Now conservatives groups have contributed $850,000 to Bachmann in the last 11 days. has more here.


"Four More Days" is a good quick read by Joan Walsh of - She speaks of the nervousness many Democrats have as the election nears. Remember the Osama bin laden tape released 4 days prior to the 2004 election? Many speculated it helped Bush and hurt Kerry. You can read her column here.


More dirty tricks expected in remaining days - the latest is a AP report that a Aunt of Barack Obama who is living in public housing in Boston, may be in the country illegally. His aunt, Zeituni Onyango is from Kenya and is related from his late Father's side of the family. Immigration is a flash point issue for discussion for voters and this issue has not been discussed in any great depth in this election. You can read more here.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for you post on the Bachmann vs Tinklenburg Congressional race here in MN. It is encouraging that the race tightened up from what was thought to be an easy win by firt time incumbant Bachmann. She says Chris Matthews trapped her in the Hardball interview. She was on a roll and didn't know when to stop talking. She is a favorite on Larry King, she tried to play like she was innocent and inexperienced school girl that got caught. She can fool some of us but not all of are falling for her excuses. She has been making controversial remarks all here career and it finnaly got the best of her. Let's hope she her Congressional experience is limited to one term.

Woodbury MN