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Obama in enemy territory

Justin Webb | 17:37 UK time, Friday, 31 October 2008

Why do this?

Perhaps they have a little too much money - or perhaps they feel they have secured all the votes they can in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Or (more likely) they want to create a news story that further drowns out John McCain's "redistributionist-in-chief" effort.

But will a few adverts become a "surprise" Obama trip to Arizona over the weekend.

Downside: it's the arrogance, stupid.

Upside: a huge news story that dominates the free media final cycle and stymies Mr McCain's effort to tell a tale of come-backs and last ditch stands...

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