Across the board, we are beginning to see progressive organizations working to scale up the size and sophistication of their efforts. Groups that have previously focused on their own particular issues and communities are banding together.
What Obama's campaign does that is different is to ask canvassers and callers to personally take a stake in making a difference in the leanings of voters. Quite simply it is predicated on the very questionable statistical significance of one human influencing another.
We're talking McCain's home state of 30 years-- there must be events, I thought, a troupe of highly motivated supporters making battle plans? But No, McCain HQ in Virginia told me there was absolutely nothing happening in Arizona.