Monday, August 18, 2008

Studying the battlefields...

From the view at 270 EV’s to the view on the ground, to understand strategy in this election is to see both the whole board and the pieces that will deliver the Obama victory. To that end I’ve compiled a collection of useful links that lay out the superiority of the Obama campaign’s actual strength across the battleground states. Afterall, the national polls don’t deliver victory, the battleground states do. In this respect, the key factors, usually largely ignored by the TV media are field offices to organise Get Out The Vote operations, voter registration, early voting and in-state ad buys. With this in mind, let’s consider the state of play, with an emphasis on the field game.

Lastly, if people have more information on the field offices, voter registration efforts, ad buys etc. in any of these states please drop me a line! Thanks.

Obama field office advantage

Resource advantage

Obama’s early organising model

Operationalising the Obama field plan

Early voting leads the way

Governor Strickland on Obama’s ground game

The ground game

Overwhelming force

Field office strength

Obama’s McCaskill model

Obama field staff deployment

North Carolina
BHO game plan

Issues and ground game

New Mexico
Field office strength

Obama’s ambition,8599,1815194,00.html

Field office advantage

3 scenarios for how Obama can carry Georgia

Georgia & Indiana
Choosing the battlegrounds

Ambinder’s impressed

Field office strength

Voter registration

Obama’s air-war


Colorado field office information is scarce, please share any information you might have on this key matter.

Field office strength

1 comment:

Takin' it to the streets said...

This is a great compilation but don't forget that the national polls are the best barometer we have of whether or not the citizens like what the candidates are selling. Obama can have most organized field operations and early voter programs of all time and they will not be enough if those field staffers and volunteers cannot changes the perceptions of an an electorate whose perception of the race is shaped by the same media coverage that influences and reports on the national polls.