Saturday, October 04, 2008
McCain's Path to Victory Narrows
Add Virginia to the mix as well.
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.
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.