Comments on: Swing state election news and notes http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/19/swing-state-election-news-and-notes/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 05:29:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/19/swing-state-election-news-and-notes/comment-page-1/#comment-102365 Tue, 21 Oct 2008 17:26:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1501#comment-102365 A colleague’s mom lives in Reno and she went yesterday to a big noisy rally at Truckee Meadows Community College north of that town featuring Bill Clinton. So I guess the team continues to unify. It’s interesting to think that NV, CO, and NM are emerging as potentially blue mountain states, while AZ, UT, WY, and MT seem to be beyond reach (for obvious reasons in some cases). It would be interesting to some of us flatlanders and molehill dwellers to learn about what the big picture is.

Things are pretty quiet here in Pennsyltucky. It was thought to be a battleground, but I guess is now going the way of New Jersey or something like that.

On the ratcheting up of fealty and operational demands from the mother campaign, that seems to be the way most nonprofit models functioin, doesn’t it? I mean, you send some entity some money, and then hear from them for the next several millenia. It’s awkward, but I guess that’s the only way they can figure out how to operate.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/19/swing-state-election-news-and-notes/comment-page-1/#comment-102327 Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:18:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1501#comment-102327 HA! Thanks for the news and notes from the midwest, Mother of ALL. As I suggested, “Glengarry Glen Ross” tactics are things I’d like to see deployed on congressional Republicans next year by the Obama white house, not against Democrats who are on his side already.

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By: Mother of ALL http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/19/swing-state-election-news-and-notes/comment-page-1/#comment-102271 Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:18:55 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1501#comment-102271 Out here in the near Midwest, the same phone tactics seem to be happening. I personally made some calls on behalf of Obama and then was asked to make calls on an updated list. These were all people who were leaning one way or the other or undecided. I called very few of these people as I felt it was overkill. I told my contact person how I felt and she marginally agreed with me. I know I don’t like to be constantly asked the same question and have had too many calls from survey takers all season. I finally told one of them after 20 minutes of questions that if they didn’t know who I was for by then, they needed a new survey!

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/19/swing-state-election-news-and-notes/comment-page-1/#comment-101873 Mon, 20 Oct 2008 15:14:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1501#comment-101873 Ortho, that’s a nice thought, but I don’t think that’s what’s going on. I think she needs to send the Obama campaign a “Cease and Desist” notice!

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By: ortho stice http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/19/swing-state-election-news-and-notes/comment-page-1/#comment-101807 Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:40:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1501#comment-101807 Historiann, Jenny’s complaints, remind me of “Slate’s presidential election soundboards”: http://www.slate.com/id/2202493/

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/19/swing-state-election-news-and-notes/comment-page-1/#comment-101608 Mon, 20 Oct 2008 03:29:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1501#comment-101608 p.s. This “swing-state” is reputedly getting Bluer by the minute, so maybe they’ve just taken down the whole contact operation: media, phone, the whole bit. I wouldn’t know.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/19/swing-state-election-news-and-notes/comment-page-1/#comment-101607 Mon, 20 Oct 2008 03:27:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1501#comment-101607 This is one of the great things about being “off the grid,” phone-wise. No land line, or at least an obscure one only to get DSL with, and an apparently very discrete cell. I finally deleted that great call from last April inviting me to party with Famille Clinton at the Palestra right before the Pa. primary, and I haven’t heard from the Obamans. I do get the occasional request–the latest was from Chelsea herself–to help “retire the debt,” and feel somewhat glum that this can’t rise to the top of my very finite giving profile at this time of the year. I just opened my TIAA-Cref envelope and was gratified that they didn’t want me to send THEM some money at this point!

I heard that Joe-the-Senator might not have a license, so I hope he isn’t at the controls of that chopper when it whistles in over the treetops at the Con-Agra Plant!

Nice posting this weekend, Historiann. I got caught behind two busloads sojourning of foreign students at my convention MO-tel, and never got back to the ‘net!

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