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Obama's Illinois advantage in Indiana primary.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA.--Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has a running start in the May 6 Indiana primary. Most of the Democratic-rich northeast part of the state is in the Chicago media market and voters there already know Obama.

The minus is the paid media is going to be expensive in ads run on Chicago tv. Still, the contest will give Chicagoans a taste of what they missed because there were no paid media wars in the Feb. 5 Illinois primary which Obama won--his only mega-state win.

Another proximity plus is Obama has an army of Illinois volunteers to send to Indiana--now seasoned by election work in nearby Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio.

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Chicago tv is expensive--but it's the Windy City media's chance to redeem itself for failing to tell the true story about Obama for the past ten years.
And it's understandable--he's got a great underlying ethos.
But the sympathetic media did him no favors long term.
He could have been vetted and POSSIBLY still earned the State House seat.
But what's alarming is the refusal to apologize for the racism, sexism, ageism--and when you tear apart the PA vote--that's why he cannot be the top of the ticket in the Fall.
It would be a powerful message to have him as veep, though.
But the campaign must stop cherry picking the media reps.
What Obama did to McClatchy's Margaret Talev at the Daily Show appearance. and what MSNBC did 'for' Obama with the editing of his stupid gesture will NOT help him in Indiana.
It's important to understand what GE--war profiteer and nuke power pusher--DID to that tape:
Here's three links---1. the LONG version with the wide shot, audio up and video in ORDER of occurrence; 2. the SHORT version with audio intact and video in ORDER of occurrence; and 3. the distorted version by MSNBC with the order/audio distortions and the anchor LYING for Barack Obama.
1. http://www.swamppolitics.com/news
/politics/blog/2008/04/obama_
fingers_a_gotcha_debate.html
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTJs0VRJLO8
3. http://mediamatters.org/items/200804180010

THIS TIME MS. HILLARY WON'T HAVE 6 WEEKS TO RUN A SMEAR CAMPAIGN!
KEEP UP THE EFFORT BARACK, SHE'S BROKE AND SHE'S RUNNING SCARED!

HELLO people,

As Sen. Hillary Clinton has ‘managed’ to take the Pennsylvania state, the Democratic race for nomination is very much alive – and most likely to be decided by superdelegates.

If you’re tired of waiting around for those super delegates to make a decision already, go to LobbyDelegates.com and push them to support Clinton or Obama

If you haven't done so yet, please write a message to each of your state's superdelegates at http://www.lobbydelegates.com

It takes a moment, but what's a few minutes now worth to get Obama in office?!

Sending a note to current Obama supporters lets them know it's appreciated, sending a note to current Clinton supporters can hopefully sway them to change their vote to Obama, and sending a note to the uncommitted folks will hopefully sway them to vote for Obama. It's that easy...

Clinton Supporters:

It takes a moment, but what's a few minutes now worth to get Clinton in office?!

Sending a note to current Clinton supporters lets them know it's appreciated, sending a note to current Obama supporters can hopefully sway them to change their vote to Clinton, and sending a note to the uncommitted folks will hopefully sway them to vote for Clinton. It's that easy...

we'll make it REALLY easy and include a list of names, addresses, and affiliations of superdelegates from each state including your state.

HEY HILLARY IF YOU WANT TO DEBATE, DEBATE BILL ABOUT WHY HE
BROUGHT MONICA IN THE WHITE HOUSE!
NO MORE DEBATES DEAR HILLARY, YOU'LL HAVE TO THROW YOUR SLIME
ON MARK PENN, OR CHELSEA, OR BILL!

HILLARY WAS WINNING THIS STATE BY 26 POINTS AT ONE TIME, OBAMA
CUT IT TO 9 POINTS, A JOB WELL-DONE!
OBAMA WINS NOMINATION, BRING ON MCCAIN, HIS ELEVATOR DOESN'T GO
ALL THE WAY UP, OBAMA WILL TREAT HIM LIKE KENNEDY DID NIXON, WHEN
THE DEBATES START! CHEW HIM UP, SPIT HIM OUT!

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