POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Stratton (Orlando Sentinel): John McCain’s campaign lives or dies in Florida

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 26, 2008

Jim Stratton writes in the Orlando Sentinel …

  • John McCain‘s campaign for president lives or dies in Florida.
  • A well-funded opponent and anti- GOP tide have produced an electoral map that gives McCain virtually no shot of winning the White House unless he secures Florida’s 27 electoral votes.
  • So McCain is pouring his resources and energy into the Sunshine State, hoping to hold ground that has been reliably red for years.
  • Two polls this week show him leading in Florida — up by a percentage point — after trailing by a small margin since late September.
  • Obama, powered by an unprecedented fundraising machine, has blanketed the state with paid staff, offices and tens of thousands of volunteers.

read the entire article at … http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/orl-mccain2408oct24,0,1608600.story

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