#rsrh There’s a word for William Galston’s “Colorado strategy.”

Can you guess what it is?  Go ahead, guess.

Over at The New Republic Galston’s arguing that Barack Obama is trying to go for a ‘Colorado strategy’ rather than a ‘Ohio strategy’ for victory: essentially, that Obama was looking to win ‘a coalition of young people, minorities, unmarried women, and upscale professionals,’ rather than win ‘white working class voters.’  Now, I could spend a good deal of time trying to unpack the assumptions found in that; or I could show you a map (via 270toWin) of what the Colorado strategy looks like, in practice.  Because, as I said, there’s a word that describes the ‘Colorado strategy’ quite handily.

It’s called ‘losing.’

Moe Lane


PS: No, I don’t expect to lose Arizona or Montana, either.  But my point is that the Democrats deciding to throw away Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio in favor of those two states would be, well, dumb.


  • Earlgrey says:

    I thought he was running really close in VA as recently as like a week ago. How can they say for sure that state is lost. Pennsylavnia, I think with the working class voters and the coal issues is tough. I don’t know what to think of Ohio and never really have.

  • Rockphed says:

    Also, Michigan would probably go republican if the democrats ditched working class voters (white or otherwise).

  • jetty says:

    I can’t wait for O’s “What’s wrong with you people?” speech on November 7th.

  • Murgatroyd says:

    I can’t wait for O’s “What’s wrong with you people?” speech on November 7th.

    If you think he’s been a bad president, just wait … He’ll be an absolutely rotten ex-president.

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