"Much has been made of Barack Obama's decision to advertise and open offices in GOP strongholds such as Indiana, North Dakota, and others. Some see it as a ploy to distract McCain. Others find it evidence that Barack Obama will pull a Ronald Reagan and win 49 states.
From what we see, the best observation came from NBC's Andrea Mitchell, who called the move a "Head Fake by Obama." We couldn't agree more with the sports analogy."Indiana will remain in the red state column for McCain, but Obama is trying to force John McCain to use up resources in places like Fishers and Carmel, where McCain will win by 20 points, instead of focusing on blue state opportunities to pick up votes. Sorry Barack, John McCain isn't on his first trip around the block.