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  •  I think Obama can carry OH & PA (0+ / 0-)

    WV is probably a lost cause.

    I think he can do well among blue-collar and Appalachian voters if he can connect with them the way he has with his base.  These voters are angry and they are cynical.  They want concrete results and they want a fighter.

    Together, we will turn promises into action, words into solutions and hope into reality. Hillary Clinton for President

    by psychodrew on Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 06:14:52 PM PDT

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    •  Obama has reached beyond his base (0+ / 0-)

      This was part of the reason why he won such a crushing victory in Virginia, for instance. But I do think he needs to make a JFK-style appeal to people in Appalachia and reach out. It's pretty clear that Obama does better, the more people see of him. He has lost narrowly in states that he was supposed to get blown out in and he's won by larger margins than expected in states where he was ahead and then pressed his advantage.

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