Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Gives Up on North Dakota
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.
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? :)
56 to go.
The Audacity of Hype?
North Carolina next, please?
Obama did very well in North Dakota in the Democratic Primary.
He should have spent more time and money in N.D. /sarc
Alaska !!!! HUH , like he ever had a chance in Alaska !!!
Who's going to be left to pick up in a bar at 2:00AM?
BARRY, SAY IT AIN’T SO!
LOL!!! Audacity of Hype is right!
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.
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.
I suspect they have diminishing hopes for Georgia as well.
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.
Plus Palin would bring a small tribe of Native Americans to the Vice Presidents house, six when Track is visiting.
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.
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.
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.
Can “Native Americans” and “Inuits” vote when on Territorial lands or do they have to amscray the eservationray in order to vote?
When will he give up Delaware?
Obama was running almost even in North Dakota for a while. The state is not uniformally conservative.
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.
Yeah. Obama just HATES abortion survivors—and the entire population of North and South Dakota have survived Roe v. Wade.
heheheheh tooo funny!
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
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.
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.
Yeah, south of Atlanta are majority Republicans.. Don’t see him takin Georgia. lotta flag totin’ americans here in GA.
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!
“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.
You are so right — forgot about the Native American ties of the Palin family.
Isn't that the truth. I love the term leeches as it describes them 100%!
I know people in the military there and none of them believed he was even close to being even in ND.
C’mon Barry, don’t give up. You just gotta try harder, that’s all.
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There is going to be a LOT of second-guessing his strategy if he loses the election narrowly.
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. Im 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.
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.
Let me guess, the city elections are almost inflexibly Democrat dominated.
And the reason it can't fly , is, like 0bami full of cr@p
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.
Heh-heh... the free state of North Dakota. Obama-free zone.
That and running full page ads listing the pork brought back home is why they get re-elected.
That's ok obama..there is still East Dakota and West Dakota..states number 53 and 54..
But but but, it’s a swing state.
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