While all polls show Mrs. Clinton leading in the Buckeye State, some by a significant margin, Senator Obama could well score an upset in Ohio. Reporting from my home town (Cincinnati), the elder of the younger PatriotBrothersWest reports a lot more Obama than Hillary signs.
Yesterday, an elderly man from Georgia came to his house, asking him to vote for the Illinois Senator, insisting that charismatic candidate “was going to change America.” Of course, that man did not offer any specifics on how his man was going to bring about that change. (It seems that for Obama supporters, you just need to believe.)
The superabundance of signs suggests an enthusiasm for Obama which seems lacking among Hillary supporters. That he is doing door-to-door canvassing indicates he has a better ground game than Mrs. Clinton. (He had not yet been canvassed by supporters of the former First Lady.) And I had thought the Clintons were known for their campaign operation.
With more enthusiasm among his supporters — and a better ground game — Obama may well win in Ohio. Indeed, while Hillary lagged in the polls in New Hampshire, many credit her success in the Granite Sate to her campaign’s ground operation spearheaded by the mysterious Michael Whouley.Â Now it seems Obama has the better game.Â (But, then again, this post is based on one anecdote and Hillary may well have a get-out-the-vote effort, targeting more reliably Democratic voters.)
Mrs. Clinton’s supporters can only hope that the mysterious Michael Whouley and his minions are busy working their magic in Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and Rhode Island, if only to delay the fall of the house of Clinton.