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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

McCain Snubs Alaska


While the McCain for President is throwing up it’s own version of George Bush politics and smoke and mirrors, over at the Obama campaign they are actually talking to people where most think one vote does not count. 3 Electoral votes do not matter in the big picture. Or do they? All the folks up in Alaska are American citizens and the only political campaign talking to them is the Obama campaign for President. A campaign based on an entire America inclusive in the future of our nation. Even in the great state of Alaska. Isn't this election based on ALL Ameican's having an opinion on who will be President? McCain obviously does not think Alaskan's are important enough to campaign for their vote.

While Senator McCain has been building his campaign on what President Bush is all about, been all about, and morphed into a junior Bush, Obama and his campaign is talking to the people of Alaska! Alaska, way the hell up north, you can not get to all of the people other than by plane but the Obama people are making the effort to talk to the actual people that vote. Kudos go out to the Obama people that includes ALL Americans in the decision process for our President! If you think Obama is just about Obama then ask an Alaskan who is actually seeing campaigning in their state for President? Obama and his message is about change and that includes all American’s! Over at the Washington Post they have this little piece on Alaska’s voting record and who is actually their campaigning for the election and the Maverick McCain is absent state wide…

Alaskans for Obama: A Rare Democratic Push in the Last Frontier

By Karl VickWashington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 5, 2008; Page A04


ANCHORAGE -- In what might be the fullest realization of Barack Obama's pledge to run hard in parts of the country largely untouched by presidential campaigning, the Democrat's Alaska operation is making plans for organizers to hopscotch the state's vast and sparsely populated interior by bush plane, knocking on doors in remote outposts for their candidate.

"Go around, put up signs, shake some hands, see some of the important people in the village," said state representative and professional pilot Woodie Salmon (D), describing his own campaign tactics in a legislative district that includes 94 villages, 70 of which can be reached only by air. "Get things stirred up and leave again."

Conservative and quirky, Alaska last went for a Democratic presidential candidate 44 years ago. No nominee from either party has even visited since Richard Nixon's journey to glad-hand in Anchorage on the last weekend of the 1960 campaign, a stop that some argue cost him the razor-thin election.

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While the John McCain campaign has yet to open an office anywhere in the state, Obama has dispatched dozens of paid staffers here over the past month; the latest batch arrived over the weekend. It is assigning field coordinators in each of the state's 40 legislative districts and has been buying television ad time since June.

"The campaign is treating Alaska as a key battleground state," said Jeff Giertz, the campaign's communications director in Alaska, who arrived in Anchorage from Iowa, the scene of Obama's first victory of the Democratic nominating contest.
- Washington Post

John McCain is not in Alaska because they only have three Electoral College votes! Something he is counting on as a given in the pocket win. History is on his side but times change and so do generations of people. McCain is wrong in counting Alaska as a given when the majority of citizens have no access to health care or even dream of health insurance. I can’t speak for the people of Alaska but if the people running for the office of President don’t even open up even one political office in your entire state, then don’t you think they don’t care about you as a person, a voter, an American?

Follow the money and you see who the real candidate for President in the Republican Party is. Alaska does not matter, isn’t even worth a dollar in campaign dollars raised. Follow the money from the Obama campaign and you see that he is about inclusion of all American voters. Even if you have to take a plane to reach a village in the land that is the last true frontier.

How do you think you would feel as a voter if John McCain and his campaign for President looked at your state of Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, Montana, North and South Dakota in the same red state perspective and snubbed your state like he is doing so with Alaska? McCain is playing the numbers of Bush and his election, he has forgotten what and who he was, lost his way and is just winging it in the states he thinks are worth the gamble for his campaign dollars. Other than three electoral votes, Obama sees change that is possible and that change includes the great state of Alaska. After all they are American's too!
Every Alaskan has a vote, why is John McCain not catering to Alaskan voters? The answer to that is just three electoral votes.
Papamoka

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2 Comments:

Blogger S said...

To make every vote in every state politically relevant and equal in presidential elections, support the National Popular Vote bill.

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

The National Popular Vote bill has been approved by 21 legislative chambers (one house in Colorado, Arkansas, Maine, North Carolina, and Washington, and two houses in Maryland, Illinois, Hawaii, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont). It has been enacted into law in Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These states have 50 (19%) of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring this legislation into effect.

see www.NationalPopularVote.com

susan

7:37 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

As sad as this sounds S I can not agree with that policy or legislation. Just as the facts prove then just a few states with the largest populations would elect the next President forever.

Thus dumping Alaska, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and the list goes on for smaller populated states.

10:23 PM  

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