Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Howard Dean's 50 State Approach, Lauded as Genius, or was it Money Laundering at it's worst?

Howard Dean's 50 state approach is being lauded as a key to sweeping Democratic wins. The 50 state strategy also enabled the Barack Obama camp to money launder over 200 million dollars in undocumented campaign contributions.

The dilution of over 200 million dollars in undocumented campaign contributions in 20 or 25 additional red states that democrats may normally not spend in helped reduce the obscene ratios of money that the democrats did spend elsewhere.

The media has intentionally, or unintentionally, spun the tale that the democrats adopted a brilliant 50 state strategy this year, when it is just as reasonable to presume that Barack Obama actually had limited appeal, and no matter how much more Barack Obama spent in standard democratic states, his popularity would not rise any higher.

The exact same thing happened when Barack Obama competed against Hillary Clinton in the primary states. No matter how much money Barack Obama outspent Hillary Clinton, he could not get over the 45% threshold in several key swing states.

In the general election, the democrats were forced to spend their ill gotten funds somewhere, and it made sense to dilute it in places they would normally not spend the money to keep the spending ratios lower in states where they were already oversaturated with political ads.

Yes, Barack Obama used an obscene amount of money. a sizeable portion from unknown sources, to win by an average amount, that is the real story of this year's election.

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