The Most Important State in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

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Out of all the 50 states in the United States, only one state can be the most important state.  Indeed, there are several crucial states that are the key to winning the United States Presidency.  In 2008, the key to winning the United States Presidency will consist of winning several red states.  Red States such as Virginia, North Carolina and Montana will definitely be important in the general elections, but they are not as important as this particular state. 

History is very important and if the past eight years tells us something, we know that the Democrats are going to do well in the West and the North East.  We know that Utah and Oklahoma will most likely go to the Republican candidate Senator John McCain.  However, what we do not know for sure is how the South and the Mid-West are going to vote.  Although Montana is considered a Red State in recent elections, they were able to elect a Democrat Governor and send Democrat Jon Tester to the Senate.   

This offers us some insight on where some states may be heading.  The key for Senator Barack Obama is winning a Red State in the Heart of Red States which resembles the demographics that the Senator Obama campaign plans to reach out to.  What state is so ideal to winning for Senator Obama?  Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Iowa will play their important parts.  The Republicans may want to add a few more blue states in to their campaign strategy such as Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Michigan.  Every state is very important, but some of them offer very little symbolism in the campaign.  Each offers a certain economic demographic that favors one candidate over the other.  But this time, the little guy is feeling that he has some stake in the elections as well.  Now, your vote matters more in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota and Virginia.   

But the state that was the birth home of a great civil rights leader in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and many other civil rights leaders is the state that will symbolize the election.  It is also the state of CNN, Coca Cola, and even Cartoon Network.  The state where Peach Tree is not just a tree, it's a symbol of the state.   The state is also the home to Georgia Tech, University of Georgia, Kennesaw State, Georgia State, and the prestige institutions of Morehouse College and Spelman College.   

Yes, it is Georgia.  It is a state that Bill Clinton barely won in 1992 and could not win in 1996.  What is different this time is the fact that there are more registered voters and more African Americans registered to vote.  There is more awareness among the African American community and greater enthusiasm among young people as well as the Bob Barr factor.  Georgia is important for the Republicans because it historically appeals to their traditional demographics.  But this time, with an increased awareness among African Americans and the enthusiasm among the young people, Georgia turning in to a Blue State will truly be historic.  And that is why Georgia is the most important state in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections. 

 

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