I remember the 2008 election well, especially since I volunteered for the Obama campaign…EARLY (as in winter, 2007). In June 2007, they briefed us and told us what the strategy would be:
1. Hold his own in Iowa and New Hampshire
2. Play Clinton to a tie during Super Tuesday by focusing on gathering delegates in the smaller caucus states; remember that Clinton won the big states.
3. Have field offices set up in the “next 10” states/DC before the second wave of big states.
Clinton thought she was going to knock out Obama during super Tuesday and didn’t have the offices set up in those next 10 states. Obama did and he absolutely trounced her in those…it was there he built up his big delegate lead.
She basically “played him to a tie” after that but by then it was too late; she was hopelessly behind.
So…who is going to have their field offices set up…have the relationships with the local political leaders set up..who is ready to compete in Super Tuesday and beyond? Did Klobuchar and Buttigieg peak early? Will black voters vote as a block or will their votes be as spread out as everyone else’s votes?
We have a LOT of questions moving forward. I think any one of 6 candidates can win: Sanders, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Warren, Biden and yes…Bloomberg MIGHT be a player in Super Tuesday. MIGHT.
We may well have a brokered convention.
weights only. Still slightly weak. Weight: 195
pull ups: 4 sets of 10, 2 of 5 (not much rest)
incline: 10 x 135 then 1 x 160, 2 x 155, 5 x 150 (little rest between the last sets)
decline: 9 x 170
shoulder press (dumbbells today) 6 x 50, 10 x 45, 10 x 45
rows: 2 sets of 10 x 115 machine, 10 x 200 Hammer (very easy)
goblet squats: 6 x 25, 50, 70, 70 (best in a while)
Walk home to deadlifts:
6 x 145 form, 4 x 211, 4 x 233 (not as easy as I’d hoped)
6 x 167 Romanian
6 x 220 hex bar
That finished me off.