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How Obama Could Lose… And What You Should Do About It
October 22, 2008, 4:41 am
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Early voting polls are open all over the country.  Go vote early.  Put your computer on sleep, leave the house and go vote right now.  It’s important because the polls in Democratic areas are always amazingly understaffed and under-resourced.

Go vote now, so that the lines are a bit smaller on election day and working folks getting off work can get in and out as easily as possible.

Now, an important message from friends at MoveOn….

If you’re an Obama supporter, watching the polls or reading the news
can feel pretty good right now. And we should feel good—progressives
have worked hard to get this far!

But we can’t listen to the pundits who say it’s over. Can you share
these “Top 5 reasons Obama supporters shouldn’t rest easy” with your
blog readers—and encourage them to volunteer for Obama between now and
Election Day?


1. The polls may be wrong. This is an unprecedented election. No one
knows how racism may affect what voters tell pollsters—or what they do
in the voting booth. And the polls are narrowing anyway. In the last
few days, John McCain has gained ground in most national polls, as his
campaign has gone even more negative.

2. Dirty tricks. Republicans are already illegally purging voters from
the rolls in some states. They’re whipping up hysteria over ACORN to
justify more challenges to new voters. Misleading flyers about the
voting process have started appearing in black neighborhoods. And of
course, many counties still use unsecure voting machines.

3. October surprise. In politics, 15 days is a long time. The next
McCain smear could dominate the news for a week. There could be a
crisis with Iran, or Bin Laden could release another tape, or worse.

4. Those who forget history… In 2000, Al Gore won the popular vote
after trailing by seven points in the final days of the race. In 1980,
Reagan was eight points down in the polls in late October and came
back to win. Races can shift—fast!

5. Landslide. Even with Barack Obama in the White House, passing
universal health care and a new clean-energy policy is going to be
hard. Insurance, drug and oil companies will fight us every step of
the way. We need the kind of landslide that will give Barack a huge

If you agree that we shouldn’t rest easy, please sign up to volunteer
at your local Obama office by clicking here:

(Thanks, Teo, for sharing the information!)


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I’ll be voting on Saturday here in LA. Let’s end this one early!

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