In a recent article in the RTD, it seems a iappropriate emphasis was put on the number (20) of offices the Barrack Obama campaign was opening her in Virginia. Does the number of offices really make that much different or is it the work that those volunteers IN the offices make the difference? I don't know many people that vote for a candidate based on their proximity to a candidates campaign office, it not like we're looking for subway or hamburger...well maybe it is becoming that way given the candidates running for President. From the RTD:
Virginia has not supported a Democratic candidate for president since President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964....But Obama's financial edge over Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, gives him the latitude to take a shot in traditionally Republican states where he senses opportunity....For example, Obama campaigned yesterday in Indiana, another state that has not backed a Democrat for president in 44 years....Virginia Democrats note their success in recent statewide elections for governor in 2001 and 2005 and for the U.S. Senate in 2006....The Obama campaign will open the 20 offices in these localities: Blacksburg, Bristol, Castlewood, Charlottesville, Danville, Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Hampton, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Winchester and Woodbridge....Del. Christopher B. Saxman, R-Staunton, a co-chairman of McCain's Virginia campaign, told The Washington Post that Obama's efforts "sound like a tremendous waste of money."..."They could be a lot more effective with probably half that number," Saxman said. "It is being done to create this image of momentum and enthusiasm that frankly is just not out there."