The Poltical Insider said the following in a piece about Obama not attending the Dems’ Jefferson-Jackson dinner:
If the man obtained 80 percent of the African-American vote in South Carolina, he’s likely to get a similar response in Georgia and Alabama. In other words, this is a sign that Obama considers Georgia — privately, not publicly — a lock, and can spend his time in places where he’s not leading. California, for instance. With that young Kennedy fellow.
The Obama camp may indeed consider Georgia a “lock” and I certainly consider him likely to win Georgia. That being said, Obama is running a boatload of TV ads in the Atlanta market. The past several nights I’ve been watching local TV, and to say every commercial break features an Obama ad is no exaggeration. I would conclude then that Obama does not consider Georgia a lock.
Given the rather large number of delegates at stake in Georgia on 2/05 I’m surprised we’re not seeing more candidate ads.