Obama has his eyes on Georgia

“Democrats haven’t won this state since Bill Clinton captured it in 1992 – with a critical assist from independent candidate Ross Perot,” notes The Politico:

But the state is also home to a large African-American constituency, an influential white urban voting bloc and Bob Barr, a popular former Republican congressman who is running at the top of the Libertarian Party ticket….

Within that complex political mosaic, Obama spies opportunity.

After extensive political analysis, the article concludes with this quote:

After two decades of toil in the state’s political trenches, former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes mentally does the math: If Obama’s team can register 250,000 new voters and just half of them show up to vote for Obama and Barr’s Libertarian ticket peels 8 percent of the vote away from McCain, “it would be revolutionary.”

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