Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Territory

Throw out any poll that says anything about 'likely voters' or any other measurement based on traditional patterns.

Barack Obama is not working with traditional numbers. He's communicating with segments of society that have been ignored for a long time and it's getting more and more obvious that all sorts of folks are getting ready to speak out for the first time. The new shout will sound a lot like change: the jangling of 15,000,000,000 pennies.

Obama was criticized by John McCain in the last campaign for spending more on negative ads than any presidential candidate in history. What? Even more than Martin Van Buren's scathing I'm OK; You're OK; Harrison's a Tool campaign that cost him 5 barrel hoops and a bronze adz?

Of course Obama's spending more. Commercials cost more these days. And he's got it covered. He's pulling in support from corners we've never seen.


Mxrk said...

By every indication this is going to be an Obama landslide, unless you look at the news media's numbers. Someone's going to have a lot of explaining to do if Obama gets more than 300 electoral votes and/or more than 55 percent of the popular vote.

The Ridger, FCD said...

Hell, yes. And it's contagious. El Tinklenberg got more than a half a million dollars in 24 hours after Bachman's rather startling meltdown on national tv...