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  •  Has McCain asked for their vote? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    "Wolf, these post-debate instapolls just prove that America is in the tank for Obama."

    by skipppppp on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 02:04:09 PM PDT

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        I'm sorry but that doesn't.  Your contention was that people in AR are mad because Obama has ignored them.  Yet McCain has too, but they're apparently not mad at McCain.

        Also, there are a lot of states that Obama isn't spending money in.  Arkansas isn't alone.

        "Wolf, these post-debate instapolls just prove that America is in the tank for Obama."

        by skipppppp on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 02:17:30 PM PDT

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        •  But Any Among Them..... (1+ / 0-)
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          ....that Bush won by only single digits?  And that have as lopsided of partisan advantage as Arkansas?  My contention is that if Obama is coming this close in Georgia by contesting it, he could winning in the much less expensive market of Arkansas if he had contested it.

        •  McCain has at least visited the state a few times (0+ / 0-)

          I don't recall Obama stopping by once. This is usually how it goes in Arkansas, though the GOP candidate normally has an even larger presence. The sad thing is that I believe the state GOP party is down right now.

          The press in Arkansas is predominately Republican and I think that severely hinders the Democrat's chances of winning the Presidency. What I believe most hurt Obama in Arkansas, however, was him being Clinton's rival for the nomination. The state seemed gungho on the idea that everything Clinton was great and everything Obama was evil, because people here are very simplistic in their good/bad guy mentalities. The Clinton's did too little, too late to make a real difference, though it probably wouldn't have mattered anyway, because the damage was done during the primaries.

          The results of this poll were expected for me. When Chuck Todd mentioned that we might see a closer race in Arkansas, I was hoping that he knew something I did not, because I just didn't see it happening. For the record, I'm not blaming anyone, but just saying that I don't find this poll surprising, considering the lack of attention given to Arkansas by Obama. It was probably the right move, but Democrats shouldn't expect much from Arkansas without giving it attention, because the Democratic candidate will always start with one foot in a hole, thanks to the Republican leanings of the state media, which must be overcome for the Democratic candidate to win Arkansas.

          Democrats -- Progress for the Working Class

          by rogun on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 06:49:42 PM PDT

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