Not Really a National Campaign

The Obama and Romney campaigns and outside groups supporting them are putting their TV ad money, $350 million so far, into only nine states:  Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.  The most money is going to Ohio, followed by Florida.  These states have 120 electoral votes.

It’s interesting that Mitt isn’t spending in Michigan and Wisconsin, despite claiming that he can win there.  If he really believed it, his money would follow his mouth.

Follow the ads because they tell you the campaigns’ thinking.  Will Obama start running ads in Arizona because it’s close?  Stop in North Carolina because it’s out of his reach?

We think of these presidential races as national, but really most of us just sit back and watch what a small group of states will do.


One comment on “Not Really a National Campaign

  1. momshieb says:

    What good be done with those 350 million dollars if they were spent on something worthwhile? How many hungry kids could be fed with that much money, I wonder?
    This all makes me increasingly sick.

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