Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Obama Takes the Lead in Three Huge States

Barack Obama has taken the lead in three incredibly crucial states just 5 weeks from the election.

68 of the necessary 270 electoral votes up for grabs in this election come from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Obama was either tied or trailing John McCain in these three states until new polls today revealed Obama scooting past the crotchety old man.

The polls show Obama has taken solid leads in all three states. Florida 51 to 43 percent, Ohio 50 percent to 42 percent and Pennsylvania 54 percent to 39 percent.

Clearly, this is wonderful news and Obama has to continue growing these margins and create some more wiggle room. The VP debate tomorrow night between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin should sway voters as well. In which direction, we shall see... but I'm guessing towards the boys in blue.

No republican has ever won office without winning Ohio. Not something to take for granted. Obama has to keep up his calm, cool and collective self in the next 5 weeks, something I'm not too worried about.

Especially with all of the help he gets from McCain and Palin whose mouths are digging a hole too deep for them to escape.

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