Sunday, September 14, 2008

Obama's Ground Game/Voter Fraud Should Scare You!

Do not be too cocky about the polls out showing a tilt towards McCain.  I have this nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach that won't go away.  Note to anyone in the McCain campaign that may be listening:  BE VERY AFRAID of Obama's ground game.

Why?  Go to the Obama Campaign's website (for research purposes only, please).  If you look by state, especially swing states, it appears Obama has spent a lot of their money opening local offices.  For example:

Obama McCain
Pennsylvania 65 17
Ohio 70 9
Michigan 40 12

These offices for the Obama campaign are holding voter registration drives, canvassing neighborhoods, holding voter parties, and phone banks.  You are able to go to Obama's website and sign up for each of the events by their local office. Within 50 miles of my zip code there were 91 events in the next month alone.  The McCain campaign has their offices listed, but most of the events are set up by volunteers and not the campaign themselves.  This is a huge miss on their part.  I am sure that there are other events sponsored by the Campaign, but they are relying on volunteers to do their homework rather than make it a simple process of signing up.

The second issue with the Obama ground game is "street cash".  What's that?  Apparently, it is a well-known practice in poor and urban areas that help get out the vote.  How exactly does it get out the vote?  The campaign, usually through a go-between, pays local campaign people to spread "street cash" to get voters to go the polls and vote for their candidate.

Campaign Wards in Philadelphia were mad because Obama didn't provide them with this cash during the primaries. This led to a lower voter turn out in the Philly area.   The Obama campaign has assured these same Wards that money will be made available to them in November.  You can find the info on this here.  How exactly is this legal?  I found that this was not just in Philly.  It is apparently something used in most poor urban areas around the country......Chicago (?????)

Finally, the community organization that Obama is so proud of ACORN (Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now), voter registration organization targeting lower income urban areas, is knee-high in fraud accusations this year.  Here in Pennsylvania alone, several thousand voter registration applications were found to be fraudulent. Arrest warrants in these cases have been issued.  It's not isolated to Pennsylvania though.  Let's just say that it would be easier for me to name the states that aren't making accusations against ACORN. Believe me......there are very few that haven't made accusations.

My advice for the McCain campaign:  Take a look at the campaign-type events for the Obama Campaign and copy it......or...duh....DO IT BETTER!  My advice to everyone out there blogging for McCain or reading blogs for McCain: call your local McCain campaign headquarters and help them get their butts into gear!


Paul said...

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gottogripe said...

Just had to point you toward Lopsided Mom's latest blog entry. You were so kind and supportive to her and see how she repays you! I'm all for maintaining tolerance toward opposing views, but this is not it.

jen said...

gottogripe: you are exactly right as I followed your link. It appears that Lopsided Mom has blinders on and follows the "celebrity" world wherever they may lead her - - I guess perhaps she doesn't get out much and watches too many celebrities on TV who talk a lot but say nothing of importance. Gotta feel sorry for her.

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Mary said...

This is a rumor I have heard-
On or about October 5th, Biden will excuse himself from the ticket, citing health problems,
and he will be replaced by Hillary. This is timed to occur after the VP debate on 10/2.
there have been talks all weekend about how to proceed with this info. generally, the feeling
is that we should all go ahead and get it out there to as many blog sites and personal email
lists as is possible. I have already seen a few short blurbs about this - the "health problem"
cited in those articles was aneurysm. Probably many of you have heard the same rumblings.

keyboard samurai said...

smart girl?

more like dumb girl.

reason Obama has so many more people on the ground is the carry over of enthusiasm of grassroots volunteers during the primary.

and it doesn't hurt that Juan "I love to gamble" McBush chose a complete idiot to be his running mate just to pander to the nuts on the extreme right.

change is coming. deal with it.

C Martinez said...

Glad to see republicans finally tuning in to fraud in elections, you're a few years late, but hey, to those unaware, Goggle Brad Blog, Diebold, Clint Curtis, and Kathleen Harris. The democratic process has been seriously threated for years now, and ALL of us (democrats and republicans alike) should be terrified for that!

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