Democrats Scale Back 2012 Map

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Posted: May 20, 2011 8:04 AM
Democrats Scale Back 2012 Map
Democrats evaluating the 2012 map are confident President Barack Obama can win enough battleground states to earn a second term, but via a far less aggressive path than what he forged in 2008.

Party strategists, Obama aides and top Democrats see multiple routes for the president to reach the 270 Electoral College votes that he needs on Nov. 6, 2012. But some Democrats splash cold water on the big talk of outreach in all 50 states, saying it is obvious the president will focus on traditional swing territory.

It’s not the ambitious strategy that the hopeful Team Obama once showcased to psych out opponents.