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    DocGonzo

    Obama could easily take 2 of the 5 Congressional-electoral delegates by stopping in Lincoln and Omaha occasionaly through November.

    The problem is that both cities' congressional districts are mixed in with some very conservative rural voters. But if he simply produces a big turnout in relatively liberal Lincoln, and alot of minority voters in Omaha, he can win those two districts, and just by sheer numbers, might pick up the two statewide delegates.

    The state should actually have a yellow strip down east side of it.

    •  Tribal Regionalism (0+ / 0-)

      Underlying the TN/NE strategies I mentioned is the dynamic that regions tend to vote together. And not at all according to state lines, but rather contiguous counties (themselves weighted by internal areas, and in turn weighting different Congressional Districts).

      So really what I'm advocating is concentrating on the "Blueish" counties within TN and NE, as the wedge that forces neighboring counties, transcending state lines, from being "Red influential" to being "Blue influential". That effect on the nearby states, which are closer to flipping from their own weight of contained "Blue counties", could be to flip them Blue, without the Red influence of the flipped counties even in neighboring states that stay Red. Or maybe they'll all flip together.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Mon Jun 23, 2008 at 11:03:37 AM PDT

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