It seems the Obama campaign has an ambitious plan to put staff resources into states it's unlikely to win, such as Texas and Wyoming, in order to be able to help out with registration and organization to assist downballot Democrats. In Texas, for example, Democrats are close to gaining control of the State Legislature (and thus the redistricting process). The best part, though, is this comeback from the McCain campaign:

"It’s revealing that Barack Obama has now been forced to expand the states on his map because he’s so weak in traditional Democratic targets such as West Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida, not to mention his ongoing problems in Pennsylvania and Ohio,” said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers.

Uh huh. Here's the latest polling:


I'm not sure that being ahead in Ohio (and Pennsylvania) and tied in Florida when winning either would deliver you the election qualifies as "weak."

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