I told you Georgia was not in play

Now he realizes it too.

Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has put the brakes on ads that were running in seven states carried by the GOP in the 2004 presidential election, FOX News has learned.

Of the seven states — including Alaska, Georgia, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota — Florida and Virginia are considered key battlegrounds this year. Obama’s decision to stop advertising in those states is raising eyebrows.


  1. Chris says:

    We will never question you again. Oh most mighty and merciful blogger. You’ve shown us your might by spanking SpaceyG, by casting out the false prophet Lieberman, and now by fulfilling the prophecy of Georgia will not be in play.

    (No, I haven’t started drinking….yet)

  2. Chris says:

    Of course, Obama might have pulled out of Georgia because he found out that McCain is going to pick Sonny as his running-mate.

  3. Jane says:

    There is an old ploy. You advrtise where you are raising money in order to show you care about the state where you are raising money. Donors feel more comfortable giving and extra ads and extra money is always good. But, when you have taken as much as you get, move on. As long as the national pols are close Georgia will not be in play.

  4. Common Sense says:

    Or a very simple counter. He will be dominating all coverage, getting hours of network primetime coverage. Why pay for the ads durring the convention, especially when you didn’t take public financing and don’t have to burn it it all.

    The real test is if he goes back up in two weeks. I agree Georgia isn’t in play, but this doesn’t come close to proving that Obama isn’t going to continue to spend here.

  5. atlantaman says:

    If it’s an old ploy, then how come it’s the first General Election Presidential ad I’ve seen in this state for at least 3 elections?

  6. SkylerA says:

    With 27 field offices, over 100 staffers, and thousands upon thousands of volunteers, I’d say Georgia is in play.

    You’re wrong on this one Erick.

  7. RuralDem says:

    Yeah, pulling out the advertising certainly means the Obama campaign thinks Georgia is not in play.

    Glad to know that opening more offices, constantly signing up new volunteers, and traveling out to even the most rural parts of the state do not count for anything.

    I’m not an Obama fan by any means, but at least I have no problem admitting when the campaign is focusing on something.

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