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.’
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.