Organizing was the theme at a Super Tuesday strategy meeting and pep rally put together by Vice President Bush's campaign in Atlanta this weekend.

Speaking to nearly 400 southern Bush supporters and operatives, Florida Gov. Bob Martinez, a national cochair for Bush, said, "There's no substitution for grass-roots organization. We are the infantry in the field." He implored the Bush soldiers to identify Bush voters in their states and get them to the polls March 8, when 14 southern and border states select 664 delegates -- 35 percent of the total to the GOP national convention.

Bush campaign manager Lee Atwater said Super Tuesday is Bush's "insurance policy" for winning the nomination, and added that the key to that insurance is the organizations being put in place.

"Regardless of what happened prior to Super Tuesday . . . it gives him a chance to get back in the game," Atwater said. "If he hasn't lost anything up to that point, it's going to be very hard for anyone else to get into the game."

The campaign has raised $8 million, and expects, after 1987 expenses and receipt of federal matching funds in January, to have $12 million in the bank. "The way it works is that if you don't have $10 {million} to $12 million squirreled away and you start losing early primaries," Atwater said, "you're not going to be able to raise any money at all."

"Super Tuesday becomes synonymous with resources," deputy campaign manager Rich Bond said. "The South is our strongest region," he added. "There is no southern state in which we haven't done some organizing."

Martinez agreed: "We are already in place for Super Tuesday. By the time it comes for the other campaigns to raise their flags, we will have all the poles."