Obama;s henchmen talk about landslide

Barack Obama’s senior aides believe he is on course for a landslide election victory over John McCain and will comfortably exceed most current predictions in the race for the White House.

and where the fix comes in

But his aides are convinced that he has a strong chance of winning no fewer than nine states won by George W.Bush in the closely contested 2000 election, including former Republican strongholds like North Carolina, Virginia and even Indiana, which have not voted Democrat for a generation.

as opposed to the rest

Mainstream pollsters on both sides of the aisle last week called the election as a dead heat. Mark Mellman, who was John Kerry’s polling guru, said the 2008 election is “increasingly resembling the real map of 2004” and Matthew Dowd, a top strategist on Bush’s re-election campaign, added: “States that were reliably red are reliably red, and states that were reliably blue are reliably blue.”

and concludes

The scale of their ambition will trouble those Democratic sceptics who consider Mr Obama’s aides to be complacent and inexperienced in national campaigns.

Now i did notice the change in national and state polls. I also noticed the change in the samples: they poll up to10% more Democrats than republicans. And Obama diesn’t end up 10 % ahead.

here’s Rasmussen latest

For polling data released during the week of September 28-October 3, 2008, the partisan weighting targets used by Rasmussen Reports will be 39.0% Democratic, 33.6% Republican, and 27.4% unaffiliated. For the preceding week, September 21-27, 2008, the partisan weighting targets were 39.0% Democratic, 33.5% Republican, and 27.5% unaffiliated.

So. preserving this for the future.

Did I mention I watched all these maneuvers – executed for the other side?