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October 22, 2008 08:53 PM UTC

The dangerous connection between Barack Obama and Doug Lamborn.

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  • by: CD-5 Line

Barack Obama is pleading for voters to not wait until election day but to cast their votes for him now.  That is itself the dangerous connection to Colorado’s 5th Congressional District Congressman, Doug Lamborn.  

How so?

Those voters who vote in haste and repent in liesure are a “good” thing for the candidate for whom, had those voters instead had patience and withheld their votes until election day, would have voted for a different candidate.  In a tight race, it’s all the difference, as it was for Doug Lamborn who won the 2006 Republican primary precisely because of early voting, before people learned more about him.  He “lost” the vote on election day as people rejected his sleazy campaign tactics, but the early voting carried the day for him and now we’re stuck with him.  The opinion is that we wouldn’t have been had those early voters held off until election day.  And that’s why Barack Obama is encouraging early voting, to benefit as did Doug Lamborn in 2006.

The AP has released it’s poll today evidencing that McCain and Obama are tied.  http://www.breitbart.com/artic…  

Obama’s internal polling shows McCain within 2 points of him in Pennsylvania.  And there’s the crux of why McCain is campaigning hard in Pennsylvania.  This race is tightening, not just in Pennsylvania, but, in other states as well.

The facts are that Obama needs voters to vote now before the race tightens further, before the shoe falls and other news breaks against him that he fears will cause voters to turn from him.  It’s a good strategy for Obama.  It was for Lamborn.  And that’s a dangerous connection, electing someone based on prematurely cast ballots, by voters who have remorse too late but cannot undo the damage done.

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2 thoughts on “The dangerous connection between Barack Obama and Doug Lamborn.

  1. the same goes the other way.

    swiftboating wouldn’t have worked if more people voted before election day.

    waiting til election day guarantees long lines, and possible loss of votes caused by long waits and an absurdly long ballot.

    don’t be a schmuck about this, please, especially for those of us who made up our minds in the primary season.  

    republican 527s count on you not voting before election day so that they can drop H-bombs of scare tactics right before voters go to the polls.

    early voting/permanent mail in ballot is the greatest thing to happen in Colorado elections, please don’t encourage people to wait to the last minute, that only causes disenfranchisement and a huge mess on election day.

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