Writing Archive

Big Upset Brewing in Indiana?

With about 15% of the precincts reporting, Obama is winning about half of the conservative, rural counties of southern Indiana where Bush rolled in 2004.  He’s only losing 51-48% statewide and — get this — Indianapolis, Bloomington (U of Indiana) and Lake County (Gary) haven’t reported yet. I thought this comment from one of my […]


Are you Tweeting the Electoral Map?

If you’re on Twitter, follow me at @POttenhoff as the electoral map fleshes out. Which state will be too close to call or create election fraud headaches tonight? Which “safe” red state will Obama capture and will McCain win his Pennsylvania gamble? A cool way to follow the buzz is on this cutting-edge feature from […]


Swing from 2004 to 2008

Barack Obama is running stronger than John Kerry on the South Coast, the old Northwest and the Mountain West. John McCain is performing better than George W. Bush in Appalachia. Hat tip to Patrick Ruffini.


Obama’s ROI in North Carolina

North Carolina is the state where NASCAR meets the NASDAQ.  The state’s largest city, Charlotte, is the hub of stock car racing but is also the nation’s No. 2 banking center behind New York. These two pillars of cultural and economic conservatism might not appear to present the best backdrop for a Democratic takeaway, but […]