Thursday, July 3, 2008

Kentucky Isn't Buying Obama, And His Media Buys Confirm That The Feeling Is Mutual

Jay Cost at provides a fascinating analysis of the television advertising of the Obama campaign that, among other things, confirms Obama's having completely written off winning in Kentucky. Cost observes that Obama has made no media buy in Kentucky for the general campaign, despite the Commonwealth having a better track record for voting Democratic than certain other states where Obama has chosen to advertise. Indeed, Obama is advertising in places like North Dakota, Alaska, Montana and Indiana, but not Kentucky, even though in 1996 President Clinton won Kentucky but not those states and in 2004 President George W. Bush carried Kentucky by a lower percentage than he did those other states. Obama's camp must really be spooked by his dismal showing in the Kentucky Democratic primary.

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