Since the primaries Obama has proved to be a formidable politican. His organization and planning have really proven that he knows what he is doing. He’s surrounded himself with the right campaign team, he’s remained relatively above the fray in terms of keeping a calm, cool and collected demeanor and has truly brought the notion of a man of color making it to the highest position in the land to a veritable reality. However, his work is not done.
My contention is that he knows all too well that polling ahead a month out is still in the realm of “anything can happen”. I’m sure McCain knows this too. However, that being said, it would appear that the republican machine is at very least, losing some steam and more importantly to the democrats losing the sturdy polling numbers that they should have right now.
Thinking of Obama as a strategist, I wonder what his endgame strategy is for the coming month? I surmise he will be concentrating efforts in FL, CO, OH, MI, PA and will be spending heavily on ads and appearances. He is still drawing huge crowds and I know if he were coming within say 200 miles of me in RI I would go to see him.
I’d expect him to continue to stay away from Palin, and to continue to hammer McCain on the issues. Much like Biden did last evening. Will he go negative? Will he change anything in this last month to further his success and an eventual win? Will he continue as is and simply ride the wave? What could/should he change? How about the next debate? If McCain takes off the gloves and begins hammering Obama, should he: fight back, not buy into it, or just hammer the issues?