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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

McCain Giving Up on NM, CO, IA?

According to Political Wire:

CNN reports that top officials of Sen. John McCain's campaign are "making tough decisions" as they now see Colorado, New Mexico and Iowa no longer winnable.

Instead, the campaign's "risky strategy" is counting on Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and a comeback in Pennsylvania.

The McCain campaign responds: "We see the race tightening both internally and in public polling. We are within striking distance in the key battleground states we need to win."

Sure would be great news if it's true. Not only would it make our job easier in making sure Obama wins New Mexico, it might well help local Dems running for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as further down ticket. If McCain pulls out of New Mexico, GOP turnout might fade. The trick is to keep Dem turnout high regardless. You know what to do.

October 21, 2008 at 01:16 PM in 2008 General Presidential Election, John McCain | Permalink


We still need to keep knocking on doors. Local politicians still need the votes. Tell every one not to wait until the last day to vote. Now is not the time to relax.

Posted by: Alfredo Dominguez III | Oct 21, 2008 2:19:38 PM

We definitely need to keep working, working, working! We need a BIG WIN, not just a squeaker, for one thing. And of course there are no guarantees for a win given how the GOP cheats.

I see that the Repubs are claiming McCain will visit Mesilla next Saturday - the same day that Hillary Clinton will stumping for Obama somewhere in Southern NM. Somehow I think they may be lying. We'll just have to wait and see.

Posted by: barb | Oct 21, 2008 6:10:22 PM