Political campaigns take internal polls which are not seen by you and I. But you can tell what those polls say by the actions of the campaigns.
Things must look bad for Obama in Ohio because this is an act of desperation.
With the Republican presidential and vice presidential nominees in the Mahoning Valley today for a rally, two local Democratic state legislators said they believe a main reason polls show a tight race is because of racist voters.
“Race — that’s the only reason people in the Valley won’t vote for him,” said state Rep. Thomas Letson of Warren, D-64th, about Barack Obama, his party’s presidential nominee. “There are 1,000 reasons to vote for Obama and one reason why you won’t — race.”
“Staunch Republicans” who make up 35 percent to 40 percent of the population would never vote for a Democrat regardless of race, Letson said.
It is the independents, the “swing voters” and Democrats who are or will support Republican John McCain who are the “racists,” Letson and state Rep. Robert F. Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, said. I also must question the effectiveness. I would not respond favorably to this, but I would see it for what it is, political hacks trying to mau-mau me.
These people also don't care about the long term damage they are doing. Can you say "Cry wolf"?
I haven't taken Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson seriously since I quit drinking and started taking Jesus seriously. How many legitimate concerns of the black community fall on deaf ears because these two clowns and others like them have zero credibility?
I hope Obama doesn't pull this stuff here in Florida. I really respond poorly to this.