Obama camp rallies base in red states
Volunteers push hard, even if a win is unlikely
In Montgomery, a former aide to Martin Luther King,. Jr. is now taking part in a different struggle: helping roust members of President Obama’s base living in Republican strongholds to do their part for his re-election. The chances are exceedingly slim that such efforts will even come close to flipping a state like Alabama into the blue column. But the Obama campaign hopes its grassroots efforts could help get him over the over the top in nearby battleground states.