2004 Presidential Election
New Hampshire, and it's single digit electoral count, is definitely not President Bush country, according to the Daily Kos. Says the Kos, "Had Gore won NH in 2000, he'd be running for reelection today. The electoral map has changed since then, and NH wouldn't be enough to tip the election to the Dems. But it would be a huge help, and Bush can't afford to see erosion in his 2000 states."
Talkleft is reporting that the President's Illinois numbers are also weak.
John Edwards is trying to close the gap between he and John Kerry before Super Tuesday on March 2nd, according to Taegan Goddard. The March 2 contests are in California, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, Vermont, Georgia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maryland.
The Ol' Coyote has always believed in Flower Power. Supporters of gay marriage are sending random bouquets to couples waiting in line to be married in San Francisco. Thanks to Channeling Cupertino for the link.
Update: Businessweek asks, Do the Democrats need Dixie? According to Taegan Goddard, "However, if a skip-the-South strategy is to work, it couldn't be explicit. Presidential candidates must be seen as national candidates. Even George Bush campaigned vigorously in California in 2000, though few gave him any chance of winning the state. Furthermore, if the Democratic nominee doesn't compete in the South, it could have a negative effect on the many Senate and Congressional races in the region."
Update: Here's an article about George Bush's military service from the Washington Post via Talking Points Memo.