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  •  when this primary freak show is over (2+ / 0-)
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    mconvente, Houston Gardener

    we really need to focus a lot of energy on Scott and other young progressives running. He is facing the same problem as Barack when he was "young" in this race. When will Barack visit the state? An apearance ot two would definately help especially when she is out of the way.

    "allow nothing to be in your life that you cannot walk out of in 30 seconds if you spot the heat around the corner". - movie HEAT

    by HEAT on Sat May 24, 2008 at 10:34:41 AM PDT

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    •  let's hope he will (0+ / 0-)

      One of the advantages of this long primary slog is that Barack has set up operations in every state (I think). Hopefully he'll drop in to offer some support for young candidates like Scott Kleeb. At least he's already set up there and can hit the ground running if he does visit.

      Pardon my unfamilarity with Nebraska, but does it have swing state potential with the Obama electorial demographics? If so, I'd think he'd definitely visit.

    •  Given the numbers (1+ / 0-)
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      a visit from Obama might not help much; even with the huge proportion of people not knowing who Kleeb is, he still does better than Obama, and you gotta figure most people know who Obama is.

      •  there is something really wrong (2+ / 0-)
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        xerico, Dave Sund

        with those numbers.

        Its just not fathomable that Obama performs better in CD3 that in CD1 (lincoln) or CD2 (omaha).  

        I was in Omaha a couple weeks ago and there is a lot of support there for Obama, even talk that he might win CD2.  And this poll has him < 30%?

        That doesn't seems right to me.

        "They're trying to fool you. They're trying to scare you. And they're not telling you the truth." Obama '08

        by bawbie on Sat May 24, 2008 at 01:09:41 PM PDT

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      •  cell phones vs. land lines (0+ / 0-)

        Given the rise in the use of cell phones and the fact that many Nebraskans are cancelling their land line service, I wonder of only calling land lines will skew the data?

        The Republicans can't hang on forever. Not even in Nebraska!

        by jeturek on Sat May 24, 2008 at 05:09:55 PM PDT

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