"Ohio is the tip of the spear!" That's the kickoff phrase of the Obama campaign's Red, White and Blue Teams Volunteer packets, containing instructions for the hundreds of Obama campaign workers who are hunkering down across Ohio.
"I've spent most of my time measuring the distance between the American dream and the American reality," Springsteen said. "I believe that Senator Obama has taken the measure of that distance in his life and work. "
How exactly would I introduce myself to that old guy, on oxygen, asleep in his chair on his front porch in the middle of the morning? "Hi, I'm Charlie Murray's grandson, and I'm supporting Barack Obama for president ... "
Obama is strong in the Rockies and weak in the Appalachians. His map is tilted to the west. He may well win Col. and even Nev. in the general election but how does that balance against Ohio, Penn. Fl.?