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Posted on 02/26/2011 9:04:31 AM PST by Sub-Driver
DNC chairman: 'We're going to play for the big win' By Michael O'Brien - 02/26/11 11:40 AM ET
President Obama isn't playing for a narrow victory in his 2012 reelection effort, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine promised Saturday.
Kaine, speaking to party members in Washington at the DNC's Winter Meeting, said that the president's reelection would kick off sometime in the second quarter of 2011.
That campaign wouldn't be looking, though, to eke out just enough electoral votes to put Obama over the top.
"We're going to play for the big win," Kaine told DNC members, to cheers. "We're going to play in every corner of this country."
Kaine explained that locating the party's 2012 convention in Charlotte, N.C. was part of that strategy. Obama won the state in 2008 despite its having voted mostly for Republicans in previous presidential elections. It may be tough to win again in 2012, but the DNC's decision to locate its convention there signals that Obama plans to play with an expanded map.
"We're going to go into territory that the other guy thinks is theirs," Kaine said.
Kaine also formally announced several developments within the DNC and campaign infrastructure as the reelection effort gets underway in Chicago.
As had previously been reported, the DNC's executive director, Jen O'Malley Dillon, will leave the DNC to work on the reelection. Patrick Gaspard will take her place as executive director at the DNC. Kaine also announced that the DNC's political director, Clyde Williams, will depart for private opportunities in New York.
“Our panzers will smash through the Ardennes and hurl the allies back to the beaches! Victory is within our grasp, if we but act boldly enough!”
Whistling past the graveyard.
If this were true, they wouldn't've based the re-election campaign in Chicago.
"We're going to play for the big win"
If you look at gallup’s latest 2012 electoral breakdown , Obama is on pace to win a handful of states. Based on the map he would lose Dukakis style.
In other words, Acorn will be re-invented, the dead will vote in numbers never before seen and union thugs will be out in full force. When conspiracy theorists talk about 2012 being the end of the world as we know it, it makes me wonder just how much Obama and his thugs will play to this theme by bringing as much fraud and violence as possible to the November election.
I didn’t know he had stopped campaigning for his re-election bid
LOL. I am believing more and more than Obama is going to lose in a landslide, the GOP picks up even more House seats, and the GOP gets their 60 vote super majority in the Senate.
The temper tamptrum spoiled goverment worker are throwing, along with $5/gallon gas is not going to play well with the stuggling, taxpaying, producer class. Also, how long does it take the welfare class to figure out that those government workers are competing for the same funds they are?
Reading between the lines: Even if our legal contributions are down, we're still going to have boatloads of money to play with.
The MSM arm of DNC will be campaigning 24/7 while trashing opposition.
All they really need is the secretary of state of enough states to go along.
First, getting on the ballot*, then, certifying the vote.
In NY state, the election got certified, the dems won, then they found 197,000 uncounted ballots (the power of computers and redistricting). The secretary of state for NY said, no need to count, although it’s 17% of the total, it would not change the outcome of any elections. And so it was accepted by everyone.
If enough states act in the same manner, Obama walks in.
*And keeping others off.
Plus, don’t forget cash. He already has a pile and is aiming for ONE BILLION DOLLARS to spend on his re-election. If he is allowed to keep Automatic Address Verification turned off he’ll get his billion.
The last nail will be if the DNC can influence GOP enough to select the proper running mate. If the DNC-Media pick the right person, voting will be irrelevant.
If things go Obama’s way, we’ll find out how Chavez, Ghadaffi, Aduminidjad, and the others get 99% of the vote every election.
YEEHAAAHH!!! (cue howie dean)
wait what was that about florida & ohio?
Unibrow has been smoking something again.
[LOL. I am believing more and more that Obama is going to lose in a landslide, the GOP is going to pick up even more House seats, and the GOP is going to get their 60 vote super majority in the Senate.
The temper tantrum spoiled government worker are throwing, along with $5/gallon gas, is not going to play well with the struggling, taxpaying, producer class. Also, how long does it take for the welfare class to figure out that privileged government workers are competing for the same funds they are?
Good luck with that. There is massive unemployment, rising prices, and economic hardship in every corner of the country. Going to be a tough sell convincing voters that four more years of malaise will be good for them.
Bringing the Democratic Party's collection of looney constituent groups to town and turning it into the Charlotte Freak Show is a brilliant strategy!
Voters there should be impressed.
By the way, where in Charlotte will you be staying?
I understand that all of the hotels in town are non-union.
I guess they are giving up on electoral politics and will try and just use their goon squads to sieze power.
He’ll get the usual suspects of CA, WA, OR, NY, MA, VT, Maine and CT. States that he won last time out that he will lose are NH, OH, WI, IN, FL, NC and maybe MI and MN. Tossups will be CO, NM. Add it up and he loses.
Dang! You beat me to it!
Democrats: Sometimes You Just Have To Say “Win The Future”.
While I Love Sarah Palin, I desperately hope she stays on the sidelines and helps choose and support. There are too many in the media who seem to promote the idea of a Sarah Palin run and I believe that is because they are certain that they have the necessary clout and ammunition to assure her loss. The media is what put John McCain on the ballot with the full knowledge that he was a bore and a sell-out with no chance of winning. If possible, they will use the same tactic this year to ensure another Obama victory simply but doing their best to make certain that the Republicans, once again, find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
It is urgent for them to do this now--because with the resurgence of real Americans at the various levels of government, they know it may be a long time before they get another chance.
Obama set the table for them in 2008, but the Tea Party factor of 2010 is not going away, it's growing, so 2012 and thereafter doesn't look good for the bad guys.
"W're going to do some more breaking & entering & vandalism in Republican Party offices, and we're gonna party like it's 1939..."
Bammy himself aint going nowhere.
The Party, the RinoCrat Oligarchy, circled the wagons and made it formal at the STOFU.
The 2012 election will not be a Dem-Repub contest...it will be a RinoCrat-Flyover Country contest.
You see ...the Oligarchy loves Obama because in 2 years he has brought more POWER to DC than in all the previous 234 years. Hes the best thing for the Oligarchs since the New Deal... they re-elected FDR in 36,40 and 44 they were so enamored of what he did for DC.
Obama has gifted so much money to their constituents...their K St customers in the banking industry, automobile industry, even FOREIGN banks have been the beneficiaries of his and the Rinocrat Oligarchy.
There will be NO serious domestic or international opposition to his continuing his rule...EXCEPT from Flyover Country.
Unless turnout across the nation is unprecedented..and the institutional vote corruption that renders Red states suffering Blue representation is addressed, Bammy can anticipate an easy 51-52% to 48-49%
BTW...this business of election fraud is anything but trivial. Its not 400, 4000, or even 40 THOUSAND votes...try 400,0000.....
Its the fraud.And its “bipartisan” -to the extent the oligarchs think it works for them. And if We the People haven’t dealt with it by then...a whole bunch of us Freepers will be sittng around wondering just what happened.
I love the smell of desperation in the morning. Smells like...victory.
That is going to be hard to do with the local ad state gvernments being in Republican hands now. It can only happen in the states with dems in control and last I looked there are not enough of them for many EV.
So Obama will be setting up ACORN and free lap tops to vote straight Democrat in NC more than any other state? Or does this mean more dead people will be voting democrat?
I got news for Obama the idiot. The states Obama stole are sick of the democratic high taxes and control.
Obama could run against Ernest T Bass and still lose. UNLESS the GOP does not get boots on the ground to stop ACORN or whatever their new name will be.
The prospects of an 0bama 2nd term should terrify just about anyone with a brain that loves what’s left of their country. The GOP had better get off their ass and field a candidate that can win. Up to this point, things don’t look promising at all....
Don’t forget the foreign money made when the c/c address function is turned off by Obama’s campaign...and don’t forget the cheerleading media.
Nooooooooooooooooo they weren't campaigning a tragedy in Tucsson what made anyone think this?
In other words cheat more.
When is he ever off campaign mode?
Didn't work in 2010. Legislature flipped Republican for the first time since 1868.
I predict with the right GOP candidate, PA finally goes red this time as well.
What about Virginia and Nevada? Obama carried those two states in 2008, but he won’t in 2012.
Also, as a result of the 2010 census, it’s been estimated that the GOP will pick up 20 additional electoral votes because of the loss of congressional districts in blue states and the additional of congressional districts in Sun Belt red states, such as Texas and Florida.
This is laughable. Proof positive that they have lost their minds.
Every so often there is a blow-out election where the winner wins by about a 3-2 ratio: Harding in 1920, FDR in 1936, Nixon in 1972, Reagan in 1984. Incumbent Presidents don't want to win by the skin of their teeth (althought they will take that over being defeated) but want a landslide victory to validate their image in the history books. Nixon was going to win in 1972 anyway, but his henchmen pulled all those dirty tricks in order to get a landslide. Obama's people will make CREEP look like a bunch of boy scouts.
It's not a sure thing that the Republican Party can nominate a winner--a lot of the best people either are too little known to have a chance at winning the nomination, don't want to run, or have some weak point the opposition can exploit. The names that are most talked about are mostly losers who can't beat Obama, or else need to show that they can show the ability to hold on to the base while winning enough independents to beat Obama.
If a true conservative gets the nomination, expect the RINOs to try to sabotage the campaign.
How the folks still singing the praises of Obama see he/his administration doesn't have the best interests of the country in their master plan... is beyond any comprehension.
Clinton won with a 43% plurality vote.
Perot hated the Bush family and bought 20% of the vote in 92.
A lot of poorly informed conservative leaning people I knew voted for Perot.
They won't have to. There will be a Soros funded, MSM backed "independent" candidate. Attempting to give Baraq a Clintonian plurality win.
The "Lame Duck" drastic action is off the table, with the Repub. majority in the House.
The "Executive Order" drastic action ends with Obama's departure from office.
I'm sure the clever weasels are dreaming up some other drastic actions, however.