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  •  Has AR made any effort to bring Obama? (5+ / 0-)
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    askew, MadEye, lauramp, ArkDem14, KimD

    He can't be in all 50 states at once. They can't expect him to show up if they project inevitable loss from day one.

    Obama's expanded the map like no other recent Democrat. Look at the Dakotas. Look at North Carolina. Look at Georgia and Indiana. Anywhere they've given him even a slim chance, he's gone there and invited them into the new America. You can't accuse him of telling people to go to Hell. Seems to me, it's been the other way around.

    REPUBLICANS: The Older White Meat.

    by AdmiralNaismith on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 02:09:17 PM PDT

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    •  That's Not the Way It Works..... (5+ / 0-)

      If a candidate is behind in a given locale, it's their own responsibility to win over votes, not the public's responsibility to go to them.  In my opinion, Arkansas is a wasted opportunity.  If Obama can come this damn close to winning Georgia, he could have won Arkansas with any effort at all.

      •  Thank you. (1+ / 0-)
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        ArkDem14

        So I see only tatters of clearness through a pervading obscurity - Annie Dillard -6.88, -5.33

        by illinifan17 on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 02:25:30 PM PDT

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      •  Absolutely (2+ / 0-)
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        The Dem party here has been begging, literally, for someone to campaign here. The Obama campaign finally opened a field office in Little Rock in mid-September, but I had to get my own literature, etc. online. I still haven't heard any Obama ads except for the national ones on Dish.

        Given even the slightest amount of effort, Obama could have had Arkansas' 6 EV, but the state was written off. Every elected official is a Dem, as is most of the statehouse and all but one federal official. There is a large African-American population here, but several friends have mentioned to me that Obama didn't seem interested in their vote.

        Social issues are big, but the economy is a much bigger issue here. Wasted opportunity indeed.

        "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." -- Elie Wiesel

        by carolita on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 06:10:51 PM PDT

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    •  I think you have it backwards. (2+ / 0-)
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      ArkDem14, Ephemera

      Apparently you think politics works like this:

      Candidate:  Promise you will vote for me then I will come to you and ask for your vote.

      Voter:  OK, I promise.

      What?  If the Obama campaign wants to win states like Arkansas and Tennessee , they have to work for it.  

      So I see only tatters of clearness through a pervading obscurity - Annie Dillard -6.88, -5.33

      by illinifan17 on Sat Oct 25, 2008 at 02:20:33 PM PDT

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