Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Is the B. Hussein Obama Campaign Writing off Pennsylvania?

For the second time in 2 days, BHO's VP candidate has taken a position diametrically opposed to that of his ticket leader. At a rally in Ohio, he came out strongly against any kind of coal plant, including the so-called "clean coal."

Hmm, "No coal plants here in America" is pretty unoquivocal, and it is in stark contrast to the Obama campaign's platform position on the issue:

Develop and Deploy Clean Coal Technology.
Obama’s Department of Energy will enter into public private partnerships to develop five “first-of-a-kind” commercial scale coal-fired plants with clean carbon capture and sequestration technology.

The other big problem is that it effectively writes off most parts of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Without at least a split in Western PA, Obama has no hope of carrying the state in November. Keep in mind however that Pennsylvania is run by Governor Ed "How many votes do you need?" Rendell, so it may be tough for McCain to win a close one there. But also remember that Rendell was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, and has no love for Obama.

So the question is, what's up? Well, we here at OGOD have an idea; Maybe this isn't a gaffe by Biden at all, but a a trial ballon by the BHO campaign. Is it possible that BHO sees the writing on the wall in Pennsylvania, where a recent poll (corrected to match the demographic make-up of the 2006 election) shows McCain with a 49-46 advantage, and where BHO is bleeding rural voters and hockey mom's at an alarming rate? Could this be the start of a new -- and desperate -- electoral strategy to write off Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania and instead appeal to the hardcore envriofanatics in Colrado, New Mexico and Nevada?

Under this strategy, he gives up Pennsylvania's 21 electoral votes, but grabs 19 back from those three western states. This would still leave him in an electoral deficit at 281 to 257, unless he can somehow manage to pry Virgina, which all the polls show is close, away from the republicans for the first time in a generation.

From 270 to Win.com

If true, it's a hyper risky strategty for BHO, but with the way he's bleeding in the polls, he may have no choice but to roll the hard 6.

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