I've spent the last month (on and off) in upstate New York. There is a CLEAR difference between this area and New York City (I lived in Brooklyn and worked in Manhattan back in 1989). If we could guarantee that the "rest" of NY voted along with the folks in NY City, there would be an interesting outcome in the election.
There are quite a few Conservatives in areas outside of NY City. Getting them to vote in November should be a priority.
I have sat and listened to a lot of conversations and on occasion, taken part in them. My "accent" has been the point of many conversations but most folks up here agree with me. Obama has to go. Period.