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Obama Visits Indiana, Hoping for a Win

By Eli Saslow
INDIANAPOLIS -- The final appearance of Barack Obama's presidential campaign stood in stark contrast to the mammoth rallies for which his candidacy has become known. Obama flew Tuesday morning to Indianapolis for a last-minute trip that his campaign kept secret until near departure. He stopped in at the UAW Local 550 Union Hall, a small room set up with Obama posters and calling stations.

Obama chatted with a few dozen volunteers working in the room and talked on the phone to about 10 voters. About 30 minutes later -- before he headed back to his plane, back to Chicago, back to monitor the Election Day results -- Obama paused long enough to take one final question from a traveling reporter.

Did he think he could win Indiana?

"I think we can win," he said. "Otherwise, I wouldn't be in Indiana."

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 4, 2008; 12:59 PM ET
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Was some early election results leaked accidently by diebold?

Did Huckabee vote for Obama?

Posted by: pastor123 | November 4, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Given that: 1) the polls have conservatively estimated young and black voter turnout, 2) obama has an awesome gotv ground game, 3) republicans vote out of tradition and dems vote when they're excited, like this year, I fully expect a landslide with Obama winning Indiana.

Thanks to those factors, Obama should take all of the close states (VA, COL, NV, FL, OH, NC, IN, MO, MT, GA). Because he's a gentleman, he didn't rip Arizona away from McCain- but he could have. (Perhaps McCain will remember that and no go to war with the Obama WH the way he went after the Bush WH)... (Nah, that would mean showing real character)...

Nationally: 9% and 393 evs.

Posted by: jrob822 | November 4, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

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