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Christine O'Donnell: "Desperate" Obama Returning to Delaware on Election Eve
Saturday, October 30, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 10/30/2010 12:43:03 PM PDT by kristinn

Christine O'Donnell sent out an e-mail this afternoon saying Barack Obama will be returning to Delaware on Monday in a "desperate" bid to stave off the surging O'Donnell campaign.

We just got word that Barack Obama is coming back to Delaware on Monday. He’s seen the polls and our grassroots fundraising. He is desperate to win this seat! Our campaign is on a roll and we are so close to winning. The momentum is gathering at exactly the right time.

A recent poll showed O'Donnell narrowing opponent Chris Coons' lead to almost single digits from a high of 21%. O'Donnell surged from behind to victory in her primary campaign against Rep. Mike Castle.

There are fears among Democrats that the smear job against O'Donnell by Gawker this past week will turn women voters, who have been favoring Coons, to O'Donnell in a backlash against the abuse of women in the political process seen in recent campaigns.

No details of Obama's Delaware appearance have been announced.

However it contradicts a Los Angeles Times report published last night that said Obama was not making any campaign appearances Monday because it would interfere with Democrat get out the vote efforts.

Veteran Democratic organizers say that large presidential rallies come at a price. Time spent ensuring that Obama has a sizeable audience cuts into canvassing and phone banks — the essential work of juicing election day turnout. The White House said it is sensitive to this, noting that Obama won't attend any rallies on Monday, the day before the election, so as not to interfere with efforts to get Democrats to the polls.

Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity both reported yesterday that Obama was headed back to Delaware, but the e-mail by the O'Donnell campaign is the first confirmation from either campaign.

H/t Freeper Lonesome in Massachusetts


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1 posted on 10/30/2010 12:43:07 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

However Coonz only debated himself
2 posted on 10/30/2010 12:46:05 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: kristinn
Riddle me this: If O'Donnell is really down 10 points with four days to go, why is 0bie coming again? I'm thinking it's much closer than that!
3 posted on 10/30/2010 12:46:24 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: kristinn

aaagh, Obozo speaking in CT right now, just told his stoopid little story about trying to get the car out of a ditch while the Republicans are sipping on a slurpee

that’s what Delaware has to look forward to on Monday

tell Obozo where he can shove his endorsement of Chris Coons, Harry Reid’s precious pet


4 posted on 10/30/2010 12:46:37 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: kristinn

I will tell you why Obama is returning. The polls are all using 2006 turnout. 18% of the voting population is African American. Which means for Odonnell to win she needs a very very low African American turnout. If the turnout is near normal 2006 she is in trouble. Just the honest truth.


5 posted on 10/30/2010 12:47:19 PM PDT by GoMonster (GO)
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To: kristinn

I am beginning to believe that this DE race is the biggest fraud being sold to the voters. I do not believe that Coons is ahead in these polls. The WH would not be in panic mode if COD was the loser they keep telling us she is.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 12:48:02 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA ("Forces of Evil" member in good standing)
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To: Servant of the Cross

it’s got to be close on the internals — NO WAY would the ‘Rats put Obozo there the day before the election unless they are very very nervous about that seat

(or unless Obozo is now so toxic that they don’t put him out anywhere else!!)


7 posted on 10/30/2010 12:48:05 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Riddle me this: If O'Donnell is really down 10 points with four days to go, why is 0bie coming again?

Ahh... because he knows darn well that those polls are just part of the MSM effort to campaign for left-wing Democrats, and aren't worth a bucket of warm spit? For $800, Alex?

8 posted on 10/30/2010 12:50:02 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: kristinn

Here we see the remnants of the Rat gameplan for 2010: send Obomba to Delaware to take credit for the expected win. Then the DNC Media pitches in on Election night by presenting it as the only important race, with lots of thoughtful musing about how the Tea Party may have “reached its limits” even as 70 Congressional and 10 Senate seats flip to the GOP.


9 posted on 10/30/2010 12:50:59 PM PDT by Interesting Times (SwiftVets.com. WinterSoldier.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: GoMonster

Whatever turnout they are using, she must be close for odumbo to bring his broken record there


10 posted on 10/30/2010 12:53:55 PM PDT by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: GoMonster

Wouldn’t having Barry in town also require a lot of traffic tie-ups and security?

Between that and the forecast, it’ll definitely be “broken-glass” time for our side.


11 posted on 10/30/2010 12:54:22 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Ladysmith

Rephrasing that: Wouldn’t having Barry in town also require a lot of security and cause traffic tie-ups?


12 posted on 10/30/2010 12:56:22 PM PDT by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Interesting Times
Yep, I think you're right. Obama is not going to get behind a losing campaign even though it may be close. If that were the case he would be going to Nevada instead. I mean who is more important to Obama, Coons or the Senate Majority leader?
13 posted on 10/30/2010 12:58:06 PM PDT by cameraman
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To: cameraman

Good point.


14 posted on 10/30/2010 1:00:40 PM PDT by Interesting Times (SwiftVets.com. WinterSoldier.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: kristinn

Trying to attract as many fraudulent voters as possible with the race card.


15 posted on 10/30/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: GoMonster
Yeah, that makes sense, especially from 0Dumbo and his race-card playing self.
16 posted on 10/30/2010 1:03:40 PM PDT by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: Interesting Times

Your scenario makes sense. Obama goes to on election eve and then claims his gravitas is what saved Chris Coons from certain defeat at the hands of those “right wing extremist tea-baggers”.


17 posted on 10/30/2010 1:04:01 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

It’s really all they have left. And even that might not work.


18 posted on 10/30/2010 1:07:04 PM PDT by Interesting Times (SwiftVets.com. WinterSoldier.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Enchante

He’s STILL using the car in the ditch and the sippin’ on a slurpee thing?

That has been made fun of so much.

Don’t go there, dude.


19 posted on 10/30/2010 1:08:25 PM PDT by altura
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To: kristinn
If Obama shows up, I can guarantee you it will backfire and help Christine!

Delaware, fight Socialism!

Vote for Christine, your rising Star!


20 posted on 10/30/2010 1:12:43 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Interesting Times

It’s also the only high-profile race where Obama can be safely sent without fear of his presence causing the Democrat to lose.

I mean, every other post on FR is about how Obama is setting new records for unpopularity; and yet people somehow can also believe Obama is going to Delaware because the Democrats want to help Coons win. Amazing.


21 posted on 10/30/2010 1:15:44 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Art in Idaho

It will be interesting to see what happens in Delaware.


22 posted on 10/30/2010 1:16:45 PM PDT by Palladin ("Congress--YOU'RE FIRED!!!")
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To: kristinn

Sort of like Hitler hearing the Allies closing in on the bunker.


23 posted on 10/30/2010 1:17:17 PM PDT by j.argese (The more bizarre the perversion, the louder the fan base.)
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To: cameraman
Yep, I think you're right. Obama is not going to get behind a losing campaign even though it may be close. If that were the case he would be going to Nevada instead. I mean who is more important to Obama, Coons or the Senate Majority leader?

They can't send Obama to Nevada because that race is actually close, and Obama's presence there could lose it for Reid.

I'm sure Reid's campaign would desperately beg Obama not to come out there.

24 posted on 10/30/2010 1:17:35 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: kristinn

Let’s all hope this works about as well as his last-minute campaign stop for Martha Coakley earlier this year...


25 posted on 10/30/2010 1:19:34 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Strategerist
I mean, every other post on FR is about how Obama is setting new records for unpopularity; and yet people somehow can also believe Obama is going to Delaware because the Democrats want to help Coons win. Amazing.

Well, not everybody is a ace political analyst like you and me. :)

26 posted on 10/30/2010 1:19:52 PM PDT by Interesting Times (SwiftVets.com. WinterSoldier.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Because it’s one of the few places he can go and not have it backfire on him the way MASS and NJ did?

I know a lot of people want to believe she can win, and I know she’s doing her best to try and put that talking point that she has a chance but...I’m not seeing it.


27 posted on 10/30/2010 1:24:18 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: Artemis Webb; Interesting Times
Three times a charm if Obama loses again. :-) Obama showed up in NJ multiple times to support Corzine to take on Christie where Obama lost.


Can Obama rescue Corzine in New Jersey governor's race?


And Obama went to Massachusetts to support Coakley for Senate against Brown where he lost again.

Obama's "gravitas" may get to zero if Coons wins. ;-)

28 posted on 10/30/2010 1:26:37 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Palladin
It will be interesting to see what happens in Delaware.

You got that right. All eyes will be on the early returns there. I hope there are a lot of poll watchers, attorneys, etc, watching the ballots, and the count. I hope Delaware Voters know how important their vote is. They are voting for all of us!

29 posted on 10/30/2010 1:27:31 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; truthfreedom; Al B.; DelaWhere

“If O’Donnell is really down 10 points with four days to go, why is 0bie coming again? I’m thinking it’s much closer than that!”

Of course it is, and the Democrats know it. Obama would not be making another visit on Monday if Coons was really 10 points ahead. He is running a bit of a risk IMHO because Coons is in deep trouble and will in all likelihood lose to O’Donnell. I believe that the overthrow of the Establishment in the Primary is going to create an entirely new electorate. Many Delawareans had simply not voted because of the rigged system in Delaware promoted by the two Party Establishments who served up a choice (Castle versus Coons) that was really no choice at all or they had voted (as they did in 2008) for non-ideological reasons (Biden was the favorite son; first black President; McCain was a moderate and not that different from Obama, etc...).

As Al B. will remember from Craig Shirley’s excellent book on the 1976 Reagan campaign, in the Texas primary, President Ford, having all the Establishment backing as well as the power of the Presidency, was expecting to split the 100 delegates with Reagan in the May 1, 1976 primary. Instead Reagan won all 96 districts and 100 delegates, winning most of the 24 Congressional districts by 2-1, an unprecedented, crushing defeat that took everyone by complete surprise. Ford had an excellent operation led by Jim Baker and Senator John Tower and Ford got his vote out. The problem was later the topic of a White House memo, which said:

“the people coming to vote...are unknown and have not been involved in the Republican political system before; they vote overwhelmingly for Reagan.”

“They’re swamping us,” said the state Executive Director. At one Waco precinct, 84 people had voted in the previous GOP primary whereas over 800 showed up in 1976.

Reagan’s Revolution, Page 196

I predict that the turnout in DE is going to completely overwhelm Coons and render these polls even more inaccurate than usual (Off year election polls, like primary polls, are generally way off because no one can correctly gauge turnout).

Who were these people who turned out in 1976 to vote for Reagan. They were Democrats (Carter went on to win Texas in 1976). A number of O’Donnell Voters will come from the ranks of those who voted for favorite son Joe Biden in 2008 because he was a favorite son candidate for VP. O’Donnell will likely draw nearly all of her 2008 vote to the polls this time. (It was 140,000, which was more than Biden received (135,000) in winning reelection in the last off year election (2002).


30 posted on 10/30/2010 1:27:55 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: cameraman

I am in Delaware and I have received no confirmation that BO is coming back on Monday - and I am pretty well plugged in to these sorts of things. I will look for other sources of information.


31 posted on 10/30/2010 1:29:49 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Servant of the Cross

Internal polls must show that this race is even, not the 10 point lead the media campaigners want us to believe. They are trying to depress conservative votes by making everyone feel that this is a lost cause and not bothering to vote.


32 posted on 10/30/2010 1:39:09 PM PDT by tips up
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To: Red Steel

Obama couldn’t rescue Coakley or Corzine. Neither Christie nor Scott Brown has anywhere near the star power of O’Donnell.

Having failed then, Obama will fail even more miserably in DE. Delaware is not anywhere near as liberal as Massachusetts or even New Jersey. It is small town and rural. No big urban areas.


33 posted on 10/30/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Art in Idaho

No, DE voters are in it for DE, and that means popular “programs.”


34 posted on 10/30/2010 1:41:08 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: tips up

“Internal polls must show that this race is even, not the 10 point lead the media campaigners want us to believe. They are trying to depress conservative votes by making everyone feel that this is a lost cause and not bothering to vote.”

This is exactly what they are trying to do, but the GOP’s massive early voting shows this is not working. It might even be depressing the liberal turnout.


35 posted on 10/30/2010 1:43:16 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Theodore R.
No, DE voters are in it for DE, and that means popular “programs.”

Someone should remind them that the Bush tax cuts resulted in way more money remaining in the state than Joe Biden ever steered their way in pork.

36 posted on 10/30/2010 1:43:18 PM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: kristinn
There are fears among Democrats that the smear job against O'Donnell by Gawker this past week will turn women voters, who have been favoring Coons, to O'Donnell in a backlash against the abuse of women in the political process seen in recent campaigns.

The abuse has been limited to conservative women.

37 posted on 10/30/2010 1:48:13 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: mwl8787
I am in Delaware and I have received no confirmation that BO is coming back on Monday - and I am pretty well plugged in to these sorts of things. I will look for other sources of information.

Thanks for checking. This is a bigge. My gut still tells me his visit will help Christine. He's coming there to 'beat up' on Christine? Maybe I'm shrinking it too much, but I think that's a possibility and people will stand up and defend Christine. . .


38 posted on 10/30/2010 1:48:16 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: GoMonster

Well you may be right, but for the sake of accuracy the percentage of the population that is black is 13%

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html


39 posted on 10/30/2010 1:52:10 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: kristinn
How stupid can he get. A trip back to DE should guarantee a win!......for COD.
40 posted on 10/30/2010 1:55:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: mwl8787

Sarah into Wilmington 3 PM Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Christine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


41 posted on 10/30/2010 1:56:09 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Brices Crossroads
Thanks for the ping BC. I remember Craig Shirley's description of the '76 TX primary well. This appeal to non-traditional GOP voters by grassroots campaigners like Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell is being missed or ignored by the pundits IMO.

Post-election comparisons of results vs. polls is going to be very interesting this year, especially in places like DE.

42 posted on 10/30/2010 1:58:23 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Win or lose, I like this chick. She has had everything thrown at her and she hasn’t wilted. She has some big ones of whatever it is that ladies have in lieu of big brass ones.

“Chick” is a term of high endearment to me so nobody be offended.


43 posted on 10/30/2010 2:04:04 PM PDT by gthog61
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To: Al B.

“This appeal to non-traditional GOP voters by grassroots campaigners like Sarah Palin and Christine O’Donnell is being missed or ignored by the pundits IMO.”

That’s funny, because it is obvious to you and me. In DE, it is not just anti-Obama or strictly ideological. It is cultural. It is the populists versus the elites. A lot of union voters who would have been comfortable with Biden will reject the effete snob Coons and it won’t have anything to do with ideology or how the elections in 2008 or 2006 turned out.

This is a whole new ball game on multiple levels and the so-called experts are completely missing it.

To me, it is just a recapitulation of the dynamics that were at work in 1980 and were at least fermenting as early as 1976.


44 posted on 10/30/2010 2:07:50 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Strategerist
"It’s also the only high-profile race where Obama can be safely sent without fear of his presence causing the Democrat to lose."

a bit LOL.... I was thinking this too -- surely Obozo would be in some place more "important" to the country (no offense, Delaware-ans) if his presence could make any positive difference.....

The Obamanation team had to pick a place that (1) was not a sure loser, and (2) where Obozo's presence might be regarded as a benefit to the ticket. That narrowed the options severely....
45 posted on 10/30/2010 2:09:35 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
I am wondering the same thing. She might well be behind. And why the hysteria by the liberals in the media re O'Donnell?

BTW, a liberal couple saw the CAGW's Chinese professor commercial. It got them thinking. At least nobody can call the commercial racist since the Chinese win. A brilliant commercial.

46 posted on 10/30/2010 2:12:10 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: DAC21

NOT OF DELAWARE!!!!! She is running not for President!!! I am talking about Delaware 18% which is 5-6 percent above national average to further my point!:)


47 posted on 10/30/2010 2:17:41 PM PDT by GoMonster (GO)
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To: Art in Idaho
I read that Obama has a 79% approval rating among Democrats in Delaware? That was in the last Monmouth poll.

Go Christine, love her!!! And if I am allowed to say this, she will be by far the best looking Senator in the history of the entire Congress.

48 posted on 10/30/2010 2:25:34 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah 2012 or bust)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Just don’t call her ma’am

(running and hiding)


49 posted on 10/30/2010 2:31:49 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Why protest fur and not leather? Ever try to hassle a motorcycle gang?)
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To: Brices Crossroads; All

Here’s a fun fact for you O’Donnell naysayers from a friend that works in the Dem party on the east coast.

The DNC internal polls conducted out of the New Jersey Dem party had this race 48%-44% (within 4%) on Thursday afternoon. Coons is losing independents and O’Donnell has gained significantly in Dem votes. She leads in Sussex and Kent counties and has shaved off 10% of Coons lead in New Castle County. Uncommitted’s are still very high.

The thinking is that if Dems maintain a turnout of under 35% and Republicans capture a 40-45% turnout among conservative independents and GOP voters, then she will likely win. Its a turnout battle.

That is why Obama is coming back in to Delaware. Remember these polls were taken several days ago, before several interviews and the Gawker story, but trending in O’Donnell’s favor.

Help with GOTV is what is needed. If you have time, volunteer the GOTV phone bank, instead of armchair criticism of a winnable race. This is all within the ‘margin of turnout.’


50 posted on 10/30/2010 2:41:27 PM PDT by 506Lake (Study your history; not the news media.)
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