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Eric Baum, on John Podhoretz:

I’m in a state that last went for a Republican when Dukakis was on the ballot, and I’ve seen Obama ads but no McCain ones. If your scenario comes off, it will be due to the fact that Obama has so much money that he could afford to spend it in states where all it could do was affect the margin of victory, rather than the outcome. In my book, your scenario will be an argument in favor of the electoral college system, which will have allowed a candidate with less money to make his arguments.



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