More on the Obama scale down

The AJC has the details.

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 ?!


  1. albert says:

    Obama, “You can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig”.

    You can call it a community organizer and it’s still a sh)t stirrer.

    Other popular community organizers: Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson etc…

    And he wants to organize America?

  2. bowersville says:

    Did I miss something somewhere?

    I was thinking the difference in Georgia was McCain/Palin at +6.

    In North Carolin, McCain/Palin at +20.

    Are we seeing a dividing of the troops at Little Big Horn type moment?

  3. Game Fan says:

    Like so many other real conservatives I was more concerned about this entire Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton scenario. No thanks to the neocons who embraced Hillary. The REAL opposition to Obama has barely gotten out of the starting blocks.

  4. jsm says:

    From today’s Southern Political Report:

    September 11, 2008 — A new InsiderAdvantage / Poll Position survey of likely registered voters in Georgia indicates a steep decline for the Barack Obama campaign and likely explains why the candidate is moving resources out of Georgia and into other states.

    The poll of 506 registered likely voters, weighted for age, race, and gender, was conducted Wednesday evening. It has a margin of error of +/- 4%

    Q. If the election were held today, would you vote for:

    John McCain: 56%
    Barack Obama: 38%
    Other: 2%
    Undecided: 4%

    I know these polls are the subject of much debate, but I found this pretty interesting.

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