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Obama, the Democratic nominee

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named obama.jpg1. There's no doubt now, Obama is going to be the Democratic nominee, and very likely the next President. I doubt if McCain has the sense of entitlement that HRC had but he's going to run on experience, and we don't want experience, we want intelligence, honesty and change.  Permalink to this paragraph

2. Obama will show up once or twice in Kentucky and West Virginia, but it will be relaxed, he'll do big rallies, town halls, meetups, take a bowling lesson, shoot some hoops.  Permalink to this paragraph

3. At the same time he'll tour the following states: Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Virginia. I must be leaving some out. The point -- illustrate for everyone who might have been listening to HRC that he gets that these are the important states for any Democrat, and it doesn't matter that HRC got more votes in some of these states, he plans to compete to win all of them. Campaigning in those states signals that he's on to the next phase of his candidacy. Permalink to this paragraph

4. Take a breather, prepare for HRC's concession, a big party somewhere, and then off to Europe in June to meet with the leaders of the western alliance. A motorcade down the Champs Elysees. The family visits with Gordon Brown's family. Pay respects to the Queen of England. Show the folks back home that in the Obama Administration the US will have many challenges, but we'll also have lots of friends to help. Permalink to this paragraph

What else? Not sure. What do you think?? Permalink to this paragraph


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