Tsunami Tuesday: Clinton Targets Primaries, Obama Vies for Caucuses

The Washington Post reports on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's differing strategies for winning delegates on Tsunami Tuesday, February 5.

Hillary is targeting four big primary states, California, New York, New Jersey and Arkansas, while Obama is gearing up for the six caucusing states -- Kansas, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, Alaska and Idaho.

Another Obama strategy:

In New Jersey, one of his targets is independent voters. In Georgia and Alabama, he is seeking to replicate his South Carolina strategy by targeting African Americans.

It's not just about winning a state because there's delegates to be had even for coming in second. For example, [More...]

The [Obama]campaign is also tackling the No. 2 prize of New York by congressional district, seeking to capitalize on a rule that would grant Obama two-fifths of all delegates if he can hit the 31 percent mark in each district. "We don't plan to win New York, but we do plan to take a lot of delegates out of there," Hildebrand said. The Clinton team has the same approach in Illinois.

Which strategy do you think will be more successful?

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    when? (none / 0) (#1)
    by athyrio on Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 01:39:59 AM EST
    at what point do the democrats quit fighting and come together in solidarity for the good of the party?

    This week's FISA debate (none / 0) (#4)
    by magster on Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 09:15:59 AM EST
    would be a good time.

    I think they're equally plausible (none / 0) (#2)
    by along on Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 01:47:53 AM EST
    but Clinton's will be more successful, because she's the stronger campaigner.

    one interesting wrinkle: Feb. 5 is obviously mostly retail, which they both have the resources to play well, and GOTV will be crucial everywhere. on the evidence of NV, we can surmise that clinton's operation is running on all cylinders, esp. in CA, NY, NJ, AK, and probably AZ. Obama's may be weaker, but still very good, in those states PLUS the caucusing and southern states. Assuming they run even on national and targeted ads, he could have a sliver of an edge.

    to clarify: (none / 0) (#3)
    by along on Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 02:19:26 AM EST
    not necessarily an edge in winning more states, as he's currently behind in many. but in maximizing the goals of his apparent strategy.

    with the stock market (none / 0) (#5)
    by hellothere on Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 12:32:34 PM EST
    situation and bushie's continued inability to deal with a major issue like this, experience and not "hope" will have a bigger part in folk's thinking.

    insurance, medicare, stimulus packages, education, internal structure are on people's minds along with getting out of iraq and restoring some goodwill in the world.