Four Days Out: Ohio A "Must Win" For McCain?

John McCain heads into the final weekend of the presidential campaign looking at Ohio as a must-win state.

With both presidential candidates focused tightly on the economy, the Republican plans to spend his second straight day rumbling across Ohio by bus.

He'll tell voters he feels their economic pain in an effort to lay claim to Ohio's 20 electoral votes. Aides say the campaign believes he probably has to win Ohio to be elected, and they didn't rule out returning to the state before Tuesday.

McCain also plans to fly to Virginia over the weekend. That's usually friendly country for the GOP but is another place where polls give Barack Obama the edge. McCain aides said the Arizona senator was likely to swing West. A recent poll from McCain's home state showed the two candidates in a statistical dead heat.


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  • by Tim Location: La Grange on Oct 31, 2008 at 09:38 PM
    The election has already been decided. The lobbyists and the corporations have all of the politicians in their pockets. Whoever "wins" is who will do the most for them. I don't see McCain and Palin getting it. I may be wrong, but that's one person's opinion.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Oct 31, 2008 at 09:34 PM
    I need to clarify that I was not talking about Obama and Biden.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2008 at 04:31 PM
    Come on Ohio, GO BLUE.
  • by Marie Location: Greenville on Oct 31, 2008 at 01:30 PM
    Sounds to me like Blah, Blah, Blah.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 31, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    Yes we can! McCain is a man of impecable background and reputation. He is well known in how he will deal with Presidential matters on both sides of the aisle. So Marie, there is a start. The guy is a war hero who served his country and you. We know where he stands on the issues as there is just too much "published" on him. Palin is a well respected governor of Alaska with a 80% approval rating. She can run her family and government at the same time with 80%. She cut taxes on Alaska and went after oil companies win fall profits. So, give me one positive thing on Obama and Biden. You know, history, successes, political stands, etc, anything?
  • by Marie Location: Greenville on Oct 31, 2008 at 11:19 AM
    This story is about Ohio being a "Must Win" for McCain, yet none of you have anything positive to say about McCain.Can you not find one adequate thing to say about the man or his running mate?
  • by Me Location: Washington on Oct 31, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    Obama Snake Oil - You are sooo right. I have been following your posts and you are right on the money, everytime! McCain/Palin 2008. Please folks... read the facts on Obama ... he's one shady character!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 31, 2008 at 08:14 AM
    Rob, I agree, this is why the sheep have the "chosen one" running. The guy has more mystery behind him and no one dare question him. His followers are showing their ignorance by not knowing any facts on the guy. They are blindly following this guy that the party shoved down our throats. If the democratic party would come up with a moderate to run, then just maybe we would have a chance. No, they picked the most liberal guy they could find with the most hidden assocation I have ever read. Sad if he get elected. Ignorance is bliss...
  • by Rob Location: NC on Oct 31, 2008 at 08:06 AM
    "If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders."- George Carlin (1937-2008). McCain and Palin should listen to this very carefully.
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