The Key To McCain’s Upset

If John McCain is going to shock the political world, he’ll have to do it in Pennsylvania. Trailing in Colorado and iffy in Virginia, he badly needs to “flip” Pennsylvania in order to eke out a win, if there is a win to be had. Chuck Todd asks some good questions:

Is it in play or not? The McCain folks have no choice but to believe that it is. They are hoping that party I.D. snaps back and that some sort of race component kicks in to salvage McCain. I don’t know. If George W. Bush couldn’t carry the state, why should we believe McCain can? Ironically, Republicans have a shot at winning two House seats thanks to incumbent Democratic gaffes; Both Jack Murtha and Paul Kanjorski are on the brink. Could Pennsylvania be the only state in the union where Republicans net more House seats than Democrats?

So let’s go in order. Yes, it’s in play if you believe the polls this week that have gone from double to single digits and you think the tickets wouldn’t be spending valuable time on the ground if it were in the bag for Barack Obama.

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The Key To McCain’s Upset

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