Heh. Obama is launching ads in Arizona, Georgia and North Dakota. Now, these are some motherfucking red states. While recent polling suggests all of these states are marginally competitive, I don’t expect Obama thinks he can win in these states. I agree with Nate Silver — this is primarily a media strategy designed to demoralize the McCain campaign. It’s like the burning of Atlanta in the Civil War.
I love McCain campaign manager Rick Davis’ take in a memo to journalists tonight, characterizing the move as: “an attempt to widen the playing field and find his 270 Electoral Votes. This is a very tall order and trying to expand into new states in the final hours shows he doesn’t have the votes to win.” What? The fact that these states are competitive rather than absolutely blood red at this point is somehow bad for Obama?
McCain’s silly “we got ’em right where we want ’em” nonsense made me think of this: