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    Not to mention Bush's steel tariff debacle.  Yes, as has been mentioned before, along with the SW, it seems like Ohio and WV are key states to aim for.

    I'm sure DHinMI or someone on the diaries has addressed this, but for those of us who have been absent lately, what should be the central points of a Dean, or Clark, strategy in the rust belt?  (Including, sort of, my home state of PA, whose western half resembles Ohio or WV, whose eastern half is like the northeast, and which, in between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is, as James Carville famously said, much like Alabama.)

    •  Re: Why Dean can win without the South (none)
      Jobs is a start. Also, tying federal spending to the current budget problems in Ohio. Also, "give someone else a chance" - stir up the usual anti-incumbent feeling. Ohio Republicans are not like Texas Republicans. They are no sure thing for Bush. Bush got a lot of votes in rural areas on "Clinton fatigue" - people were sick of Clinton and associated Gore with his administration. A strong Dem campaign in Ohio could win over many Bush Republicans and turn just as many away from the polls come November.

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