Recently, Democratic co-frontrunner Senator Barack Obama has a simple strategy to implement against presumed GOP nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona. While it is a simple strategy, this is one strategy not easily pulled off. Obama is going to reach out the Working Class White Voters, Latinos, Independents, Catholics, and Jews. All of those are up for grabs between Obama and McCain.
However, Democratic co-frontrunner Senator Hillary Clinton of New York is still not out of the race. But, neither Obama nor McCain has focused much attention towards Clinton. Many within the Democratic and Republican Parties believe that Obama will be the eventual Democratic nominee.
In regards to those voting blocs, Obama has his work cut out for him.
However, McCain has his work cut out for him as well. McCain’s strategy is much different than Obama’s. In regards to McCain’s strategy, he is tasked with strengthening the belief that the United States leans more to the right than the left. This is one task that is easier said than done.
McCain has not much addressed the issue of the economy. So far, the GOP looks to be damaged. Recently, Democrats have been winning seats in predominantly Republican areas. The Iraq War has become unpopular and frustrating. Recent polls taken in April explain that the topic of the economy is number one on the minds of most Americans. Iraq had come in at a distant second.
So far, McCain’s main platform has been the subject of Iraq.
McCain plans to show the difference between a liberal Democrat and a conservative Republican. Like Obama, McCain has his own obstacles to overcome as well. So far, many in the GOP think of McCain as a liberal Republican. In that respect, McCain has come off as a “maverick” within the GOP.
However, McCain has to deal with many factors. One such factor is that he has yet to get the support of the conservative bloc of the GOP. While McCain is the presumed GOP nominee, many conservatives are not feeling the love.
Other factors include race and public opinion towards many issues. It is a given that race will play a major role. The role of race and gender has played a major role in the Democratic contest.
One other factor would be McCain’s age. It’s a classic confrontation between McCain’s age and Obama’s inexperience.
So far, the DNC has already prepared attacks against McCain. At the same time, the RNC has prepared attacks against Obama.
In a nutshell, McCain and Obama have strategies against each other. Yet, neither plan is easy to pull off. However, it looks as if Clinton will be left behind in the dust. But, Clinton is still in the race.