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  •  Indiana in play? (14+ / 0-)

    Yes, I think we could be in play. Or maybe I should say we could have been in play. Past tense.

    I have to say that I'm extremely disappointed to have been abandoned by the Obama campaign here in Indiana. We have one tiny OFA office in Indianapolis but virtually no staff anywhere in the state. Maybe there's some activity up in the region near Chicago, but there's nothing going on in central Indiana.

    After turning Indiana blue in 2008 I was hopeful that the DNC had truly embraced the 50 state strategy, but that appears to have been wishful thinking. It feels just as lonely as 2004 when the Kerry campaign didn't even have an office in the state!

    Depressing.  It really hurts down ticket. Joe Donnelly is running for Senate and Scott Reske is running for Dan Burton's Congressional seat. Both are viable candidates to pick up open seats. But without the OFA organizers and Obama's coattails, I just don't see it happening.

    "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

    by annan on Sat Sep 08, 2012 at 08:44:14 PM PDT

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    •  On what basis do you think IN is in play? (1+ / 0-)
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      NC will flip before IN will.

      cheers,

      Mitch Gore

      Want to end too big to fail banks? Then move your money and they will no longer be too big.

      by Lestatdelc on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 01:34:36 AM PDT

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      •  Indiana isn't really in play ... which is my point (2+ / 0-)
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        I agree that NC will flip first and intellectually, I understand why OFA made the decision not to compete in Indiana.

        I'm just disappointed because the energy and drive that OFA staff and funding injected into Indiana races in 2008 took us by surprise and brought out the very best in us.

        I naively hoped that the 50-state strategy would become the new normal and we could rev our engines again. Like Howard Dean, I often wonder if there are other states that are deep red by default.

        Having an active Democratic presidential campaign in Indiana was a new experience for many Hoosier Democrats. Many older Dems said that Bobby Kennedy was the last national campaign they remember in Indiana.

        We have several open congressional seats that might have gone to Democrats if OFA had forced Republicans to compete and own their agenda.

        "Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness." James Thurber

        by annan on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 07:47:58 AM PDT

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