Obama – The Last Frontier Strategy

17 06 2008

Chris Weigant at Huffington Post makes an excellent case for what we here in Alaska have known all along. I’ve been squawking for months now about Obama coming to Alaska, and how Begich and Berkowitz would benefit from the Obama bump. (No, not the ‘terrorist fist jab’ kind..the increase in poll numbers kind).

My neck is sore from nodding through the entire post, in which Weigant clearly spells out the advantages of a visit to the Great Land.

  • He might actually WIN here.
  • He would significantly improve the chances for Begich and Berkowitz.
  • He would force John McCain to come too, and stand shoulder to shoulder with Stevens and Young who are not only the earmark kings, but are up to their eyeballs in federal investigations. His only other alternative would be to stay home and let the chips fall where they may.
  • So far Howard Dean’s ’50 state strategy’ appears to be working, and Alaska is actually one of those 50 states.

And come on….would you want to have to work with those jokers for four more years??

Great to see this broader coverage, and that the idea has had a trickle-up effect. Obama camp, are you listening?


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17 06 2008
Ben K

He would improve Begichs chances, but he is going to worry about himself and he is not going to win Alaska so his time is spent better elsewhere.

18 06 2008
Chris Weigant

Mudflats –

Thanks for the kind words. Your last bullet point was hilarious, I might add:

So far Howard Dean’s ‘50 state strategy’ appears to be working, and Alaska is actually one of those 50 states.

Heh heh. Love it! Thanks again…

-CW

25 06 2008
akmuckraker

Thanks, Chris. Mark Begich has met with Obama in DC at the Mayors’ Conference, and we’ve all been reasonably assured a visit to Alaska is in the bag. Keeping our fingers crossed!




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