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  •  ND is cheap to campaign in (2+ / 0-)
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    but I doubt the voters who've moved in for oil are likely to vote Democratic. Aren't lots of them from oil states like Texas, and isn't the oil industry generally very Republican, nowadays?

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    by MichaelNY on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 07:24:52 PM PDT

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    •  all those oil engineers and workers (3+ / 0-)
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      buy goods and services, so i would expect that any oil boom has also pulled in a service worker boom as well. i know that oil workers used to be predominately texans, but these days i'm not so sure, it's a pretty geographically mobile profession, those guys drill all over the country/world. no idea if the kind of republican they tend to be will be fond of romney or not, to be honest.

      but it might be worth at least polling ND, and seeing if some of those newcomers can be reached.

      •  Definitely worth polling (2+ / 0-)
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        But since they prohibit robopolls, the polling will be sparse.

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        by MichaelNY on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 08:24:25 PM PDT

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      •  Oil workers. (2+ / 0-)
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        They will be thoroughly propagandized against Obama.  

        My own suggestion, this being April, would be for Obama to show up in blue areas of the red states that voted for him, then see what happens to his poll numbers.  Perhaps the US 31 corridor should be asked to remember who bailed out the auto industry.

        "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

        by Yamaneko2 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 11:33:31 PM PDT

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        •  I don't remember him bailing out the oil (0+ / 0-)

          industry myself, so if he did specifically bail them out, he has a lot of publicizing to do.

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          by MichaelNY on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 02:30:33 AM PDT

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          •  The US 31 corridor in Indiana (1+ / 0-)
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            The US 31 corridor in Indiana has a number of factories that live and die on the fortunes of the American auto industry.  Bailing out the auto industry meant that all the auto parts factories between South Bend and Indianapolis survived instead of going under.

            "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

            by Yamaneko2 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 10:35:33 PM PDT

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