Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny provide a lengthy analysis Of the Obama campaigns plans to press their financial and infrastructure advantage to run a nation-wide campaign.
As a result of the drawn out primary fight, team Obama has built a campaign apparatus in all 50 states, where paid staff and volunteers are either gearing up for the fall or waiting to be activated.
Bush-Cheney 2004 had the largest advertising campaign in US history running TV in 17 states. Obama is looking at 25, and may run national advertising which has never been done before.
The McCain campaign in contrast has very little infrastructure in the states and plans on running an old-fashioned big state campaign, not unlike the failed Clinton campaign. Obama plans on making them defend Georgia, Montana and North Carolina (which Obama will win).
Team Obama is already moving to bring in Clintons top specialist including Aaron Pickrell, the chief political strategist of Gov. Strickland (D - OH) who delivered Ohio to Clinton. Another example is Dan Carroll who was Bill Clinton's top oppo guy in the 90's.
And on Monday, Obama heads out on a 17 day economic tour visiting several states, while McCain literally spends every day at fundraisers trying to catch up on money.