Friday, October 24, 2008

Grim Outlook for McCain

The outlook of the election is looking grim for John McCain. In September alone Barack Obama raised $150 million, mostly in small Internet donations. He is allowed to spend all of it because he opted out of a publicly financed campaign. McCain did not and thus is only allowed to spend a little of $80 million. Due to Obama's massive financial advantage, he is outspending John McCain as much as 4-1 in some states and has made traditional Republican states such as North Dakota, Indiana and North Carolina fair game in this election.

McCain is now being forced to play defense in all the battleground states except Pennsylvania, a Democratic trending state. Current projections of the election from Real Clear Politics show a potential blowout victory for Obama, 364-174 electoral votes. Only 270 electoral votes are necessary to win.

You have to hand it to McCain though, he is still looking on the bright side. In an interview with Brian Williams, McCain said, "Down in money, down in the polls, we got them just where we want them."

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