Thursday, June 26, 2008

Obama office to open in Wyoming?

Politico.com reported on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama plans to set up offices in Wyoming and other red states "that would otherwise be written off as lost causes." This according to Obama's deputy campaign manager, Steve Hildebrand.

"Hildebrand's plans underscore the unusual scope and ambition of Obama's campaign, which can relatively cheaply extend its massive volunteer and technological resources into states which won't necessarily produce electoral votes," according to Politico.com. The tactic probably won't persuade the two-thirds of Wyoming's registered voters who are Republicans to cast their ballots for the first-term Illinois senator.

Rather, it's intended to inspire Obama's supporters to work for federal, state and local Democratic candidates in the state, Wyoming Democratic Party Director Bill Luckett said Wednesday.

We have lots of Democrats running for office on all levels. It may be true, as Bill Luckett said, that an Obama presence in Wyoming could have a coattail effect. But I think it goes farther than that. Obama can win the popular vote and our state's measly three electoral votes. We registered 3,000 new Democratic voters before the statewide caucuses. We need to get them all out to vote in the primary Aug. 19 and in the general election. Obama's team that dropped into the state last winter showed us the way.

The State of the Nation is horrible. Bush and Cheney (Wyoming's favorite son) put us in the hole we're in. His allies in this cause were Wyoming's Congressional delegation, all Republicans. They all need to be voted out.

1 comment:

S said...

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

The bill would make every vote politically relevant in a presidential election. It would make every vote equal.

The National Popular Vote bill has been approved by 19 legislative chambers (one house in Colorado, Arkansas, Maine, North Carolina, and Washington, and two houses in Maryland, Illinois, Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont). It has been enacted into law in Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These states have 50 (19%) of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring this legislation into effect.

see www.NationalPopularVote.com