Saturday, October 04, 2008

McCain's Path to Victory Narrows

Reuters writes that "McCain's path to victory" substantially narrowed during the last few days as the Wall Street meltdown and Congressional bailout plan played out in front of voters.

McCain is fighting to hold several states won by President George W. Bush in 2004, including highly contested Florida and Ohio, and is playing defense against a surging Obama in traditionally Republican states like Indiana and North Carolina.


Recent polls show McCain in a dogfight in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Missouri and Indiana. All were won by Bush in 2004 and McCain cannot afford to lose them as he tries to piece together the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the White House.

Add Virginia to the mix as well.

The deepening economic crisis and prolonged negotiations on a $700 billion bailout of U.S. financial institutions have played to Obama's perceived strengths on the economy, helping the Illinois senator gain a solid lead in national opinion polls and pick up steam over the last few weeks.
Looks like Barack Obama has a four-leaf clover up his butt.

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