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  •  OT: what's with Indiana? (0+ / 0-)

    I don't follow closely enough, but is Evan Bayh not stumping for Obama in Indiana? why are the polls there so far below national polls?

    •  Be patient (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, mmiddle

      Indiana hasn't gone Democratic since 1964. Maybe it will this time, but it will be close. Last poll I saw had Obama down by just a point, which makes it one of the big homestretch toss-ups, along with Missouri.

      Obama will do well to appear in both states a few times over the final 30 days.

      Indiana's always been much harder to win than the other Great Lake states. For one thing, it doesn't have a huge rust belt metro area like the others have Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee to rack up huge Dem margins and counter the smaller farm counties that lean Republican. Indianapolis isn't rust belt, and Gary is much smaller than those other cities. The fact that it's on the map at all is a real tribute to Obama's utter, utter, awesomeness.

      REPUBLICANS: The Older White Meat.

      by AdmiralNaismith on Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 11:11:06 AM PDT

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