posted on Oct, 2 2008 @ 05:59 PM
Cross off one battleground state in the battle for electoral votes:
While this is not a surprise to some people, it does make the election a little more interesting. Sen McCain is still going to spend money in
Wisconsin and Minnesota to try to keep them competitive, and their last vote was more for Kerry in 2004. I would of thought Michigan would be more
competitive than Wisconsin or Minnesota, but the McCain campaign thinks otherwise.
Sen Obama plans to still treat Michigan as a battleground state and will campaign there. Michigan is a must win for Sen Obama, and this news must be
pretty good to the Obama campaign. Ohio and Pennsylvania are where they will probably hunker down in, with New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Virginia
staying in Sen Obama's sights. Sen McCain will fight more heavily in Pennsylvania and to keep Ohio red, while hanging on to the other states that
were red in 2004.
Michigan has the same type of demographics as Ohio and Pennsylvania (with minor differences, but with the same rust belt blue collar workers), and
writing off Michigan may make it harder to turn Pennsylvania red and keep Ohio red.
The economy is taking its toll on the people, and the campaign is starting to focus on it. This is what the Obama people need, but they have to sell
what they would do differently to the independent voters. The McCain people have to show what he will do differently than the currant administration
to keep states and possibly gain another state.
With New Mexico and Iowa turning blue, Sen McCain has to turn a blue state red or will lose this election. As we have seen, this election is a
rollercoaster which has not been seen in a long time. The closer the election date comes, the harder it is to seal the deal.