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Obama's David Plouffe says massive "intensity gap" edge over McCain


On a conference call now with Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, battleground state chief Jennifer O'Malley, and national field director Jon Carson talking about the state of the presidential race on Friday with eleven days to go. Poking at John McCain, Plouffe said, "we have not careened from message to message."

O'Malley said about 1.5 million volunteers working out of homes or one of the more than 700 offices throughout the country. This weekend the campaign expects to have more than one million "conversations" with voters in battleground states--that's a discussion, either phone or in person, not just a literature drop or door knock.

Plouffe, O'Malley and Carson in this metric heavy briefing are painting a very very upbeat scenario for Obama, with early voting trends showing an outpouring of Democrats--new, sporadic and habitual voters.


Anyone need an example of Obama's executive experience needs to study the consistent pathway of his campaign to the present time. Organizing, planning, budgeting, managing and controlling the many elements of the organization have set the standard for future political campaigns. Then consider the level of advisers attracted to Obama's side. This has been a most impressive endeavor with the outcome based on an early defined vision and day-to-day activity to fulfill the objective.

Has anyone noticed that one of the most consistent themes of the Obama campaign has been that 'we cannot afford another eight year' of the current policies ... it's been just like a drum beat since the general election began, shows up in nearly every speech and many ads ... but is so plain and simple it's almost been flying below the radar ... what we can and cannot afford has become entirely urgently intensely important and interesting to all ... now Lou R has it right, the campaign has been managed brilliantly, beautifully, seamlessly, intelligently, and needless to say, financially adequately. Obama's early message about money was that he wanted the people to be who he answers to so the people sent little money that got bigger. Now, it's occurring to me that it might be a good strategy for governance. The president can just ask everybody to send $$ and they will. A total revolution in the era of greed and selishness. Of course, for programs we don't want and like, there will be taxes. Spreading the wealth around.

Vote Obama to ensure change. The best way to ensure change is to irreversibly burn down the old system so people MUST stop and think about building a new improved system. This nation has no room for Republicans versus Democrats anymore.

For example Obama will destroy the current commercial insurance health system by forcing it to compete with free and unlimited public health care funded by assets taken from that commercial health care system.

So even if Obama's first attempt at fixing health care does not work -- the new USA will not stop trying to find a replacement system.

Issue after issue - a non-violent revolt where Republicans have now place and no choice but to join in the Brand New World Cooperative (take that New World Order).

Media bias? Voter fraud? No such problem now that more than money behind the door is required. Such measures are merely a measure of your concern with the issue. The vote should always go to those who show they care more...better a small hard core of activists than a large group who barely care.

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