Skip to comments.Winning the west ... Obama plots route to victory in Republican heartland
Posted on 08/19/2008 5:05:48 PM PDT by Hadean
When Montana's governor, Brian Schweitzer, launched his campaign for re-election this summer he chose to be pictured on a horse lassooing a calf, and in silhouette against a barn door, presumably after a long hard day on the ranch.
What was not mentioned was the word Democrat - a party affiliation that in some parts of the west still conjures up associations with gay marriage, gun control and abortion.
Those sensibilities could be in for a shake-up as Barack Obama launches the Democrats' most aggressive drive for years for votes from the Rocky Mountain west.
The strategy unrolling now across the west could turn once reliably Republican states such as Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and possibly even Montana into America's new electoral battleground. But it is Colorado which is viewed as the biggest prize.
"Colorado defines competitive," said Dick Wadhams, the chairman of the state Republican party. "I think either party could carry Colorado."
It all hinges on how you define Democrat - a political label that has been comprehensively altered by a new generation of elected politicians in the west - and an impressive grassroots organisation now being assembled by the Obama campaign.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
IMO, it’s called exposure, exposure, exposure. Osama Obama’s record on voting to allow the killing of babies that survived abortions won’t bode well with millions of Americans. That’s only one small piece of his disgusting background.
Heartland America - yea right.
Barry wants Steve and Adam to be married after he takes away your guns for nonpayment of his tax hikes.
Yea, this will go over like a lead ballon.
Forgot there is the abortion until the baby is a week old thing also.
The messiah won’t win one of those states mentioned. He should really be concentrated on Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, he’s on the fast track to losing all four.
Bwahahahahahaha! Good luck with that, Barack Hussein Obama.
It all hinges on how you define Democrat
Ah, the old “meaning of is”.
Obama will be pissing on thier boots and trying to tell them it raining.
This lib blogs on mybarackobama.com and tomgrossmedia.com. She has to create an alternate reality for her liberal readers in order to make a living. I almost pity her.
LOL, Obama will be lucky to keep MN blue.
LOL, is he auditioning for a Brokeback Mountain sequel? His lame attempt to look patriotic ends in faggotry and epic fail.
Barackback Mt yes.
She does resemble a younger Helen Thomas, doesn’t she?
Beauty may be only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.
The Guardian apparently has a problem with this??
Water just came out my nose!
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