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Sam Stein

Has Obama Created A New South? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Post-election analysis of Barack Obama's runaway victory has generally settled on one macro-theory: he put a symbolic end to the significance of the S...

Obama Loyalists in Kentucky Full of Enthusiasm Despite Poll Numbers

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

The Lexington Herald-Leader headline blared that "McCain's Lead in State is Safe," but you wouldn't have known it from the bustle at Fayette County De...

Obama Signs and Confederate Flags Waving Together in SW Va.

Joan Kark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joan Kark

I spotted the large Obama sign in front of the confederate flag on my way to U.S. Representative Rick Boucher's luncheon in Pearisburg, Virginia, Satu...

Suburban Reality Alters Politics in the State of Robert E. Lee

M.A. Paarlberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.A. Paarlberg

The great homestate of Gen. Robert E. Lee is now a Yankee foothold, swarming with yuppies, immigrants and D.C. bureaucrats who are dragging Virginians into the future and into the voting bloc of Barack Obama.

Obama in 2008? Race and the Electoral Map

Joseph Bafumi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Bafumi

Even if blacks vote in record numbers in most of the states with the largest proportion of blacks in this category, Obama is unlikely to win almost any electoral vote from them. Why? They tend to be poor states.

Newsweek: Obama And The Old Confederacy

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For as long as I've been alive the old Confederacy has been a land without closure, where history keeps coming at you day after day, year after year, ...

The New South and Obama: An Interview with Josh Segall, Alabama Democratic Candidate for Congress

Nathaniel Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Bach

Obama's fifty-state strategy is not about his winning these states in this election. It's about "trickle up" politics and grassroots efforts on a national scale, all of which will help sow the seeds of future Democratic majorities.

Greensboro, N.C. Celebrates Re-Opening of Obama HQ

Wes Isley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wes Isley

While Obama staff and volunteer Fellows weren't allowed to speak to me, I found the rest of the crowd eager to share. I wanted to find out why they support Obama and what issues mattered to residents here.

GOP Rep: Obama Could Destroy Us In The South

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Florida Rep. Adam Putnam doesn't think Barack Obama can win the South. But he predicts Obama's campaign strategy will cause Republicans significant do...

What Fifty State Strategy?

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Seated in the Kentucky headquarters with her blue eyes, tightly curled white hair, turquoise earrings and a rainbow-colored pullover, Party Director Jo Anne Crawford looked as lonely as the Maytag repairman.

"Whistling Past Dixie" Author: Obama Will Lose The South

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE interim between the primaries and the parties' nominating conventions is, according to ancient writ, a fertile period for presidential campaigns t...

Can Obama Take Bush Country?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Politico reports that Obama will focus his sizable resources on fourteen states Bush won in 2004. Even in states he'll almost certainly lose, like...

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Faces White Resistance In South, Polls Show | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Columbia, S.C. -- Barack Obama is heading into the January 26 South Carolina Democratic primary powered by a solid lead in each of the most recent 11 ...