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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bleeding Heartland: McCain not giving up on Iowa?

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

You would think that John McCain would realize Iowa is a lost cause
for him. George Bush won the state by about 10,000 votes (out of 1.5
million cast) in 2004, when registered Republicans slightly
outnumbered Democrats. Now Iowa has 100,000 more registered Democrats
than Republicans. Moreover, five separate polls in the past month have
shown Barack Obama above the 50 percent mark in Iowa and leading
McCain by at least 10 points. Only the Big Ten Battleground poll
showed this state tied. I figured that the recent McCain/Palin rally
in Cedar Rapids was the last Iowans would see of the Republican ticket
this year. However, McCain is still running television ads in Iowa,
and to my surprise, McCain visited Des Moines yesterday. Several
Republicans quoted in this story by the Associated Press insist that
the race is still close enough for McCain to win Iowa. I have my
doubts, but if he wants to waste time and money here, that's fine by


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