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Obama Campaign Gives Up on North Dakota
Sunday, September 21, 2008 | Kristinn

Posted on 09/21/2008 1:09:36 PM PDT by kristinn

The presidential campaign of Democrat Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois has shrunk its original 18 battleground states strategy to 16 today with word that it is pulling staff from the 11 campaign offices in North Dakota and sending them to other states.

Just this week, Obama campaign manager released a map of Obama's battleground states that included North Dakota's 3 electoral college votes as still being contested by the campaign.

However, a recent poll by the American Research Group showed Obama's Republican rival Sen. John McCain of Arizona leading 52 to 43 percent. A recent Rasmussen poll has the race in North Dakota 55 to 41 in favor of McCain.

The Associated Press quoted Obama spokewoman Amy Brundage confirming the abandonment of North Dakota by Obama.

The other battleground state Obama gave up on was Alaska after McCain chose that state's popular governor, Sarah Palin, as his running mate.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; electionpresident; mccain; mccainpalin; nd2008; obama; redstates
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1 posted on 09/21/2008 1:09:36 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I never could understand North Dakota being part of any Battleground strategy by the Dems. But then the Obama campaign opened two offices in Oklahoma where he is behind by 41 points so what do I know? :)


2 posted on 09/21/2008 1:12:25 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: All
Note, poll information cribbed from CQ Politics.
3 posted on 09/21/2008 1:14:27 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

1 down.

56 to go.


4 posted on 09/21/2008 1:14:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: PhiKapMom

The Audacity of Hype?


5 posted on 09/21/2008 1:14:57 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

North Carolina next, please?


6 posted on 09/21/2008 1:15:42 PM PDT by RangerM (Barack Obama: CHANCE.....We Can't Afford To Take!)
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To: PhiKapMom

Obama did very well in North Dakota in the Democratic Primary.

He should have spent more time and money in N.D. /sarc


7 posted on 09/21/2008 1:16:10 PM PDT by WilliamReading
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To: kristinn

Alaska !!!! HUH , like he ever had a chance in Alaska !!!


8 posted on 09/21/2008 1:16:16 PM PDT by Deetes ( (God Bless the Troops) .)
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To: kristinn
Barack Obama of Illinois has shrunk its original 18 battleground states strategy to 16 today with word that it is pulling staff from the 11 campaign offices in North Dakota and sending them to other states.

Who's going to be left to pick up in a bar at 2:00AM?

9 posted on 09/21/2008 1:17:00 PM PDT by Stentor (I'm voting for the white people. Try and stop me suckers.)
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To: Deetes

BARRY, SAY IT AIN’T SO!


10 posted on 09/21/2008 1:17:15 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: kristinn

LOL!!! Audacity of Hype is right!


11 posted on 09/21/2008 1:18:33 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: RangerM
He's in Charlotte today:

SNIP

The nominee said infrastructure would be an important tenant of his policy in The White House. He said investment in new roads, more broadband in rural areas, and an new electricity grid would be vital to the country's economic future.

"If we can rebuild Baghdad, we can rebuild Charlotte, we can rebuild North Carolina," he told the crowd.

He briefly mentioned making teacher salaries more competitive and making college more affordable.

Early in the speech, Obama saluted his "body man", Reggie Love. Love is a Charlotte native, and Providence Day School graduate, who has been the candidate's right-hand man during the campaign.

"This young man loves Charlotte, all he talks about is Charlotte," Obama said.

By the end, Obama encouraged the crowd to become active in the campaign and encourage their friends and neighbors to do the same.

"Charlotte at this defining moment we finally have the chance to say enough is enough," he said.

12 posted on 09/21/2008 1:21:00 PM PDT by kristinn
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13 posted on 09/21/2008 1:21:22 PM PDT by DRey
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To: WilliamReading

LOL!!! I am all for him spending more in ND where he had zero chance.

Some people forget that the American Indian tribes have had a friend with Senator McCain while zero with Obama. Any states will a large tribal population I would think would be slamdunks for the McCain/Palin campaign.


14 posted on 09/21/2008 1:21:39 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: kristinn

I suspect they have diminishing hopes for Georgia as well.


15 posted on 09/21/2008 1:25:30 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: kristinn

I grew up in Charlotte. I can believe Obama would stop there. Being the largest city, many have lost touch with their middle class roots. The city is mostly haves- and have-nots. The middle class was basically squeezed out of the nice neighborhoods, and fled when the remainder went downhill.

When I graduated from NCSU in 1992, I already knew I wasn’t going back.

Providence Day School is a private school. I graduated from East Mecklenburg HS.


16 posted on 09/21/2008 1:27:24 PM PDT by RangerM (Barack Obama: CHANCE.....We Can't Afford To Take!)
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To: PhiKapMom

Plus Palin would bring a small tribe of Native Americans to the Vice Presidents house, six when Track is visiting.


17 posted on 09/21/2008 1:29:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (There will be more than one "October surprise" this time. Count on it.)
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To: BenLurkin
1 down. 56 to go.

Eventually we can all hope that he will be down to just seven states.

Among those states are the State of Confusion, the State of Denial, the State of Depression, the State of Anger, the State of Audacity, the State of Hopelessness, and the State of Shock.

18 posted on 09/21/2008 1:37:42 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: kristinn

I don’t see how they ever thought they could win in either North Dakota or South Dakota. Obama just doesn’t fit with those demographics.


19 posted on 09/21/2008 1:40:12 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a government check!")
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To: PhiKapMom
But then the Obama campaign opened two offices in Oklahoma where he is behind by 41 points so what do I know? :)
The Obama campaign is a make work program. All it does is make work for do nothing leeches. That's why he has to raise so much money but he's too stupid to know it.
20 posted on 09/21/2008 1:47:15 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: ansel12

Can “Native Americans” and “Inuits” vote when on Territorial lands or do they have to amscray the eservationray in order to vote?


21 posted on 09/21/2008 1:52:00 PM PDT by fortunate sun ("I don't need change. I need foldin' money!" Steve Gaines)
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To: kristinn

When will he give up Delaware?


22 posted on 09/21/2008 1:59:32 PM PDT by Mojave
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To: Straight Vermonter
I haven't seen much election activity here in Augusta Georgia, a few minor ads and thats it. I really don't think Georgia is in play for Obama.
23 posted on 09/21/2008 2:02:04 PM PDT by carcraft (The Obamalator, sold on TV, very expensive,doesn't work , is a cheap copy of the original Caterlator)
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To: PhiKapMom; Last Dakotan

Obama was running almost even in North Dakota for a while. The state is not uniformally conservative.


24 posted on 09/21/2008 2:07:53 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: ansel12
And Remember, the First Dude, Todd, is part Native American (Yup'ik Eskimo tribe, I believe) so there are more Native American Indian connections for the McCain-Palin ticket.

While Obama has only been given a funny name by the American Indian tribe he visited a few months ago. They named him "Walking Eagle." When the tribe leader was asked by a reporter later what that meant, it was explained that it meant a bird that can't fly! And, Obama, as niave as he is, thought it was a compliment! LOLOLOL

The Native Americans are definately not in Obama's teepee. They just let him talk, but have a clear insight about his "forked-tongue," something they are keen to observe. There is a whole website by them denouncing him for POTUS.

25 posted on 09/21/2008 2:08:13 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Maelstorm

Yeah. Obama just HATES abortion survivors—and the entire population of North and South Dakota have survived Roe v. Wade.


26 posted on 09/21/2008 2:09:25 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: CitizenM

Walking Eagle

heheheheh tooo funny!


27 posted on 09/21/2008 2:10:23 PM PDT by Galleta (McCain & Palin "Change You Won't Regret")
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To: kristinn
My home state of North Dakota is rather interesting in a political sense. It usually votes overwhelming Republican
but from time to time for various reasons Democrats do get elected and once elected they devote considerable time and effort to constituent services. Some years ago I attend the commissioning ceremony of the son of a friend who had graduated from West Point. Then Congressman Byron Dorgan was there-his speech would have made most FREEPERS proud. He votes differently from his speeches back home.

Also, ND is a caucus state and Obama has done well in that environment. And finally, the leadership of the ND Democratic Party are experienced at all levels of politically organizing and know how to win elections and GOTV.But I don't think Obama ever had a chance. I don't know the numbers now; but on at least one of the colleges, the college Republicans out numbered the college Democrats

28 posted on 09/21/2008 2:14:11 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: CitizenM

It just occurred to me that, since he is not a lady, Todd Palin can keep his “first dude” title once his wife is Vice President.


29 posted on 09/21/2008 2:16:00 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: CitizenM

Yep, ObamaNation’s got serious problems with all kinds of Americans.

When lady de Rothschilde thinks HE’s elitist, you know the Obama ship was taking on water when it left the harbor.

So when he strikes the McCain iceberg during the first debates (on national security), it’ll already be a sinking ship.


30 posted on 09/21/2008 2:18:45 PM PDT by tpanther (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: carcraft

Yeah, south of Atlanta are majority Republicans.. Don’t see him takin Georgia. lotta flag totin’ americans here in GA.


31 posted on 09/21/2008 2:19:32 PM PDT by Godsgirl
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To: kristinn

Being a North Carolina bitter clinger native let me say:

Obama we never lost hope in America in the first place...

so why don’t you and your ugly wife that’s never been proud of America in her whole life take your happy narrow asses back to the Chicago hood where y’all came from!


32 posted on 09/21/2008 2:23:36 PM PDT by tpanther (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke)
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To: CitizenM

“Walking Eagle.” “a bird that can’t fly! And, Obama thought it was a compliment!”
Yeah, That is tooo funny. That one gave me a cackle and a belly laugh.


33 posted on 09/21/2008 2:27:26 PM PDT by Godsgirl
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To: BenLurkin

LOL!


34 posted on 09/21/2008 2:39:32 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: ansel12

You are so right — forgot about the Native American ties of the Palin family.


35 posted on 09/21/2008 2:42:27 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: lewislynn
The Obama campaign is a make work program.

Isn't that the truth. I love the term leeches as it describes them 100%!

36 posted on 09/21/2008 2:43:57 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I know people in the military there and none of them believed he was even close to being even in ND.


37 posted on 09/21/2008 2:45:05 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER -- VOTE FOR McCAIN/PALIN2008! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: kristinn

C’mon Barry, don’t give up. You just gotta try harder, that’s all.


38 posted on 09/21/2008 2:54:10 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: kristinn; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

39 posted on 09/21/2008 2:57:15 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: kristinn
They've effectively pulled out of Georgia as well.

There is going to be a LOT of second-guessing his strategy if he loses the election narrowly.

40 posted on 09/21/2008 3:00:38 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (This gun for hire)
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To: kristinn

I’m really astonished that these guys were ever dumb enough to try for a 50 states (57?) strategy or anything close to it. If I were working for the Dem candidate this time out I’d completely ignore all the “it’s the Dems’ year” blather and focus on a list of 10-12 battleground states where Bush or Kerry won by a slight percentage in 2004. Keep the blues, take away a couple of the reds and the White House goes Dem. Instead, in their vast arrogance, these guys think they can take away Alaska (a forlorn hope long before the Palin pick) and North Dakota (”What? Are you high?”).

It reminds me of the 2006 fight over the traditional marriage amendment to the Wisconsin constitution. The head of the pro-gay marriage effort said “If I can get every voter to think for 15 seconds, I can win this election hands down. I’m not glib about that. Getting voters to think for 15 seconds is really hard because they have lives, families, football.” Something tells me Obama’s advisers thought he could hopenitize voters in almost any locale and win 500 electoral votes.


41 posted on 09/21/2008 3:24:42 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Back Mac.******)
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To: kristinn

I fail to see why Indiana is a battleground state. He’s most likely wasting his money which is a good thing. Liberal money is best when wasted as it is stolen money.


42 posted on 09/21/2008 3:28:06 PM PDT by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: RangerM
The city is mostly haves- and have-nots.

Let me guess, the city elections are almost inflexibly Democrat dominated.

43 posted on 09/21/2008 3:53:56 PM PDT by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: Godsgirl
"“Walking Eagle.” “a bird that can’t fly! And, Obama thought it was a compliment!”

And the reason it can't fly , is, like 0bami full of cr@p

44 posted on 09/21/2008 3:57:34 PM PDT by spokeshave (0bambi wants to kill babies and raise taxes, Sarah wants to raise babies and kill taxes)
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To: garbanzo

I honestly don’t know at this point.

I haven’t lived in Charlotte since the summer of 1990. We do have an ex-Charlotte Mayor for our Republican candidate for Governor (McCrory) who seems to be a bit of “conservative-lite”.

I’ve lived in Raleigh since I graduated from NC State. It’s just like Charlotte was 20-30 years ago. Although the recent influx of northerners, has altered things a bit. It’s not all been a bad influence, just mostly, and mostly confined to Cary. I was happy to sell my house in Cary and move to the County.


45 posted on 09/21/2008 4:02:28 PM PDT by RangerM (Barack Obama: CHANCE.....We Can't Afford To Take!)
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To: CitizenM

LOL!


46 posted on 09/21/2008 5:06:44 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Earthdweller

Heh-heh... the free state of North Dakota. Obama-free zone.


47 posted on 09/21/2008 5:10:12 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Maine Mariner; GOP_Party_Animal
He votes differently from his speeches back home.

That and running full page ads listing the pork brought back home is why they get re-elected.

48 posted on 09/21/2008 7:19:33 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: kristinn
Obama Campaign Gives Up on North Dakota

That's ok obama..there is still East Dakota and West Dakota..states number 53 and 54..

49 posted on 09/21/2008 8:13:23 PM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: PhiKapMom

But but but, it’s a swing state.


50 posted on 09/22/2008 12:10:49 AM PDT by Luke21
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