Nearly three weeks after dropping its TV ads, the Democratic presidential campaign of Barack Obama will shift personnel out of Georgia into more competitive states such as North Carolina, staffers confirmed Tuesday.
The movement of resources reflects a quickly tightening, state-by-state race for the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the White House.
Campaign officials declined to specify how many of the approximately 75 paid Obama staffers will be redeployed, and denied that the move signaled reduced expectations in the state.
I wonder, whether Obama wins or loses, how much will be made over the fact that he poured resources into places like Montana and Georgia thinking he could turn those states.
A Democrat friend of mine (and Obama supporter) told me the campaign strategy appeared to be to throw money in every direction to figure out what worked, instead of just using the same old playbook. Given the winning record of the same old playbook, I guess I don’t blame them. But still, Montana and Georgia ?!