This is pretty “pie in the sky” news. Ain’t gonna happen. My home state of Illinois, the corruption capital of the US, will vote for Obama. No questions.
Agreed. No way Illinois goes Republican this year. A tighter race in solid blue states is a good sign, though. It means blue-leaning swing states are definitely in play.
Chicago: Stealing Elections Since 1960
and even if he doesn’t get the majority of votes there, he will win Illinois by a landslide.
Chicago is AWASH in MURDERS.......this could change some minds.
Agreed. But the thinner-than-expected margin may force Obama to spend some time and money in IL that would have been better spent elsewhere, like Ohio or Florida.
If the bottom completely falls out then it is in the realm of possibility, though still not likely. What will happen is that the campaign may have to divert resources to run ads downstate as an insurance policy. If down-staters start seeing or hearing ads, then you know it's over.