Thursday, May 8, 2008

Registering voters in Tulsa?

Excuse me for being a little bit cynical, but what, exactly, does the Obama campaign hope to accomplish by registering voters in Tulsa, Oklahoma? This state will go for McCain in November unless hell not only freezes over but melts again and then re-freezes into an ice sculpture in the shape of the words "not bloody likely."

Then again, this is the embodiment of the 50 state strategy championed by Howard Dean, and in that respect, it's a good thing. It could also help candidates like Andrew Rice, who would benefit from registering new Democrats. I just hope nobody has any illusions about winning this state.

Color me cautiously skeptical. I'm still debating whether to show up and help out myself.