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  •  What makes you say that? (3+ / 0-)
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    PorridgeGun, llywrch, askew

    Do you have anything to back it up? Or are you just shooting for your gut?

    Listen, their voters are dying and our voters are young, enthusiastic and energized. Many of their voters might not even make it to the polls.
    NC is now what you think it is. We had a record turnout in 2008 and the current numbers are already 30% above 2008 numbers ... What are you talking about?
    BTW, you can sign up to help GOTV to win NC.

    Don't forget to register to vote here:

    by bepanda on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 02:07:49 PM PDT

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    •  I say it because (0+ / 0-)

      I haven't seen a non-affiliated poll put Obama up in the Tarheel State for weeks. And because it was a razor-thin win for Obama in 08 when he won by a popular-vote margin nationally that he seems destined not to touch this time.

      Believe me, I want President Obama to win EVERY state. But, in terms of the cold, hard math, I think it's a reach. But, hey, there's no reason not to try. If I were a Democrat in Oklahoma, I'd still be working my ass off.

      •  You are very mistaken ... very ... and here is why (0+ / 0-)

        1. I don't think Obama/DNC would have had their convention in NC if they thought they would lose.
        2. I don't think you even know the efforts Obama For America has made to win this state. Obama has twice as many offices here in NC as in Romney. I volunteered in 2008 and 2012, the difference is massive in terms of efficiency of the operations.
        3. The enthusiasm gap ... doesn't exist. Look at the pictures I posted. Au contraire. Obama supporters are fired up and ready to go.
        4. About 400,000 new voters have been registered in NC in 2012 alone. 200,000 of them are non-white. That's 8-10% of the total electorate that's expected to vote.  NC has ONE-Stop voting meaning people can still register and vote on the same day. We expect this number to hit 500k by Nov. 03, when it closes.
        5. Romney, who is Mormon is hoping to capture the Evangelical votes. Mormonism is a Cult in the mind of many Evangelicals. I know Evangelicals who told me, they will NEVER vote for Romney. Yes, Billy Graham has come out in support of Romney, but how much will that help?
        And there are more reasons.

        National polls are basing their results on 2010 exit polls and on the Amendment 1 exit polls.
        Without Obama For America, local Democrats are very weak statewide, because the Tea Party, the Koch Brothers and Art Pope (Google him) are trying to buy the State. They are even buying Blue Dog Democrats.   But the Obama campaign has something they can't buy: Volunteers. Dedicated people who go from door to door. Romney is focus only on ads. We knock on door. We talk to people, friends, family, co-workers, team members, room mates, associates, etc ... I have no doubt, we will win this race in NC.

        Don't forget to register to vote here:

        by bepanda on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 04:33:52 PM PDT

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