His strategy is obvious

That would be the strategy of Jon Corzine: Rally the Democratic base and rest your hopes on the fact there are 700,000 more registered Dems in New Jersey than Republicans.

The governor’s office announced today that President Obama will be back in New Jersey on Nov. 1 _ two days before the election _ for rallies in Newark and Camden. The sole purpose is obvious: get Democrats to the polls.

Note that Corzine is completely ignoring the suburbs. In past years, Democrats gave lip service to holding down the GOP’s winning margin in such places as Morris County, but that is not happening this year. The Morris Dems have a rally scheduled for the Green tomorrow, but Corzine is not expected to be there. In fact, if you look at the governor’s schedule every day as I do, you see that he appears only in Democratic areas.

And in a three-man race, that could be enough to win.

Chris Christie has tried boldly to get votes in urban areas. He has appeared there often and has a campaign office in Newark. But how can he compete with Obama when it comes to turning out the vote?

What does Christie do? Visiting us for an editorial board on Friday, he said he planned no surprises over the last week. That may not be the best approach. As it looks now, Christie has to hope those disenchanted with Corzine move away from Chris Daggett and come his way. The problem: recent polls show Daggett gaining.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

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