Borderstanian Diane Tucker, who is blogging the 2008 presidential campaign, as part of Huffington Post’s “Off the Bus,” series, has a new post, “Ohio GOP Still Chasing Undecideds; Dems Making Sure Supporters Pull The Lever.”
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Remember, there’s early voting in Ohio so don’t wait,” said Barack Obama, at a rally in Toledo. There was a tinge of urgency in his voice. The candidate was in the Buckeye State this week because the race here is almost a dead heat. A CNN/Time poll puts Obama up by 3; the Ohio Newspaper Poll puts McCain up by 2.
“The race is going one way — then the next day, it goes the other way. Ohio is flopping like a fish,” said Jimmy Georgiades, operations manager at WKTX-AM 830 radio, a local station in Youngstown. Callers to WKTX are upset with both candidates. “We all want change, but to what? Neither candidate will give us an honest answer.”
What are people in neighborhood saying about the 2008 presidential campaign? Borderstanian Diane Tucker talked to some local residents for this blog posting on Huffington Post’s “Off the Bus” series. The posting is, “Post-Convention Democratic Dip: D.C. Street Polling Serves Up Doldrums.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Political activist Tom Hayden and I have two things in common: we both attended the University of Michigan during the Pleistocene era and we both think Barack Obama will probably lose the 2008 presidential election.
For Hayden, the reason Obama will lose is simply this: a white war hero will always trump a black candidate who’s talking about the economy. That’s a seductive soundbite. But is it true?