Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Obama Morning Break. Georgia Voting on FIRE!!!!

Barack at the Maumee Bay Resort in Oregon, Ohio


Georgia is serious

I was always skeptical of Georgia going for Barack, but I knew it would turn on the African-American base and it has.

Close to half a million voters have already voted and a high proportion of the votes are African-American.

The Obama Campaign has been forceful in the early voting states to get people to the polls, county offices to vote early. The organization for this is paying off.

If it is, the news continues to be extremely good for Obama. Early vote totals have now reached 499,582 -- more than 75,000 more than were cast early in all of 2004, according to Matt Carrothers, a spokesman for the Secretary of State. (The state is also newly encouraging early voting this year, so that's a major factor in the overall increase.)

Most striking: The ratio of African-American voters remains extremely high. 37% of the early votes were cast by black voters, who make up just 29% of the state's electorate.

Obama may not win Georgia, but there is a hotly contested senate race going on in Georgia between the Democrat Jim Martin and the Republican, Senator Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss was the one who painted former Senator Max Cleland (D-GA) unpatriotic, six years ago, though Cleland is a war hero and quadriplegic bound to a wheelchair.

The Democratic Party DSCC are pumping money in this state to win. The polls for this race are tight. Early voting, especially NEW VOTERS for Obama can make the difference in this race.
Recent polls have shown a tightening race between Chambliss and Martin, an Atlanta lawyer and former state lawmaker.

Chambliss has a 4-to-1 fund-raising advantage over Martin, meaning the Republican can buy a lot more advertising time in the final three weeks of the campaign. The injection from the national Democratic committee could help Martin bridge that gap.

“They see what we see – that Saxby Chambliss is vulnerable because he’s done a bad job for Georgia,” said Martin spokesman Ellery Gould.

This again proves that though Obama, himself, may not win Georgia he is instrumental in down ballot races going democrat in November.

If your state early votes, vote NOW, not November 4th. Bank those votes for Barack and the Democrats, NOW, not later. Contact your Secretary of State office here.

Cobb County Voting


Chuck Todd, NBC/MSNBC on the Electoral Map


Obama advertising on XBOX, yes, XBOX
The virtual world within the Xbox 360 racing game "Burnout Paradise" features an Obama for President billboard -- indicating the first time a presidential candidate has advertised in a video game.

The gaming website Gamepolitics first posted the image of the Obama billboard within the fantasy computer world.

Holly Rockwood, director of corporate communications at Electronic Arts, confirmed to the gaming blog Gigaom, that "like most television, radio and print outlets, we accept advertising from credible political candidates. Like political spots on the television networks, these ads do not reflect the political policies of EA or the opinions of its development teams.”

Advertising Age applauds the move as savvy, saying, "we as advertisers have used the gaming space to reach the 18- to 34-year-old demographic so why shouldn't a presidential candidate use it as well?"

Joe in Marietta, Ohio



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Campaign Apperances
check at Obama website. click on the top "states" and click your state for times and rsvp


Joe: Newark, Ohio; Athens, Ohio; Lancaster, Ohio

Michelle: Fort Wayne, Indiana


Barack: Londonderry, NH

President Bill Clinton: Cleveland, Ohio


Joe: Henderson, Nevada


Robert Gibbs: Campaigns gets nasty

Last Debate tonight at Hofstra University, New York. Watch on the national channels and all cable channels. 9PM EST

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