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Obama’s Remarkably Ideal Schedule Today

Elisa Mueller
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Oct 29, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama has planned what looks like almost the Platonic campaign schedule today. This seems what a campaign would create from scratch if it had unlimited resources and a remarkably united constituency.

Consider some highlights:

  • Obama appears with former President Bill Clinton in the Bush state of Florida.
  • Obama visits the Bush state of North Carolina, once a “safe” state for the GOP, to rally early voter turnout.
  • Obama addresses the country in an unfiltered address on several TV networks.- Obama appears on “The Daily Show” to connect with his base of young voters.
  • Obama’s campaign makes a new ad buy to hammer Sen. John McCain’s own economic statements in key states.
  • Obama closes the gap in his rival’s home state of Arizona.

Strategists get nervous when a campaign starts to feel too easy.

This seems like one of those times.

Elisa Mueller | Elisa Mueller was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to a mother who taught reading and a father who taught film. As a result, she spent an excessive amount of her childhood reading books and watching movies. She went to the University of Kansas for college, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. She moved to New York City and worked for Entertainment Weekly magazine for ten years, visiting film sets all over the world.

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