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This is huge news.

John McCain is pulling out of Michigan, according to two Republicans, a stunning move a month away from Election Day that indicates the difficulty Republicans are having in finding blue states to put in play.

McCain will go off TV in Michigan, stop dropping mail there and send most of his staff to more competitive states, including Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida. Wisconsin went for Kerry in 2004, Ohio and Florida for Bush.

This has been confirmed by the AP: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5isOF ... gD93IHKMG3

and CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/02/ ... =hpmostpop

Can anyone tell me how McCain realistically gets to 270 electoral college votes if he can't win Michigan? (It's possible, but based on recent polling it's a difficult path.)

Go here and play with the numbers:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... ain/?map=1

Then again, on second thought, as Bristol Palin has taught us, pulling out always works when don't have alot of options.
 

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Ya, that was on FOX a couple of hours ago. They say he is running short on resources. I don't know what that is supposed to mean. Does it mean he is running short on money so they need to concentrate on states that give him the most bang for the buck?
 

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No point in wasting resources in a state you can't win (or have in the bag)... I wouldn't worry too much about it. I'm sure he's "running short on resources" anytime potential donors are within earshot. He's probably not short resources, over-all. He just doesn't have enough to fritter away trying to win Michigan. It's like playing a game of "Risk", except instead of Kamchatka and Irkutsk, you have Ohio and Florida.
 
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