Monday, September 29, 2008
Barack Obama's Team Believes He Can Win By a Landslide.
"...Barack Obama's senior aides believe he is on course for a landslide election victory over John McCain and will comfortably exceed most current predictions in the race for the White House.
Their optimism, which is said to be shared by the Democratic candidate himself, is based on information from private polling and on faith in the powerful political organisation he has built in the key swing states.
Insiders say that Mr Obama's apparent calm through an unusually turbulent election season is because he believes that his strength among first time voters in several key states has been underestimated, both by the media and by the Republican Party.
Mr Obama has come under fire from within Democratic ranks over his message and his tactics. Critics say he has failed to connect with the blue-collar workers seen as crucial to winning the election, and too reluctant to make direct attacks on Mr McCain.
But his aides are convinced that he has a strong chance of winning no fewer than nine states won by George W.Bush in the closely contested 2000 election, including former Republican strongholds like North Carolina, Virginia and even Indiana, which have not voted Democrat for a generation..." (source)
Apparently polls say that Obama "outperformed" McCain in the first debate. Were they watching the same two people I was...? With Obama stuttering and McCain making him look like a little boy with no knowledge of the world outside Chicago?!
Someone please reassure me that saying the word "Change" a bunch of times couldn't really result in a "landslide"...