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Thursday, October 02, 2008

McCain on Michigan “Check Please!”

It seems that the McCain campaign is calling it quits in Michigan and thus handing the state to Obama. It also seems obvious that he knows that the battleground states are up for grabs and he needs to concentrate the rest of his finances in those states or he will go down in flames on election day. Over at Politico they have this to say on it…

McCain pulling out of Michigan
John McCain is pulling out of Michigan, according to two Republicans, a stunning move a month away from Election Day that indicates the difficulty Republicans are having in finding blue states to put in play.

McCain will go off TV in Michigan, stop dropping mail there and send most of his staff to more competitive states, including Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida. Wisconsin went for Kerry in 2004, Ohio and Florida for Bush.

A McCain aide confirmed the move and chalked it up to the state's Democratic tilt and the resources Obama had put in place there.

"It was always a long shot for us to win," said the aide.

McCain will now turn his attention to bolstering his defenses in Ohio and Florida while putting more resources into Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and the second congressional district of Maine, where there is a sole electoral vote available.
- Politico

I think we just need to set the record straight here. McCain is not quitting Michigan, the people of Michigan are not buying what he is selling. Maybe he should put his campaign on clearance and move it to the center aisle? It looks to me that there is less interest in items on the extreme right and even John McCain does not look comfortable there.

Then again there just might be a story coming out in the next few days that would have embarrassed McCain out of the State if not banned him. With Governor Palin soon to be a grandmother, she allegedly began knitting Michigan a giant mitten. Just a rumor, no proof yet.


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Blogger DB said...

Unfortunately McCain will be diverting his resources to a state that is more competetive. While I am glad to see him throwing his cards in in Michigan, I would prefer that he is forced to waste more money in more places.

10:10 PM  

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