McCain campaign predicts greatest comeback ever - of all time even
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"But that is cold comfort for McCain, given what seems to be happening everywhere else on the map. African-American and new-voter registrations have turned both North Carolina and now Georgia into tossup states and put Obama ahead in Virginia. If Obama is able to convert all three, we’ll be talking blowout on election night. Even if Obama wins only one of them, he makes the rest of the map close to impossible for McCain."
But if you listen to the McCain team, it's entirely possible.
"We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary," Davis said.
"If John McCain were to win, it would be a stunning, dramatic reversal comparable to Dewey and Truman, but that would take a historic, dramatic turnaround,'' he said.
Does he think he can do it? No.
Many believe in order to do it, he's got to wrestle Pennsylvania away from Obama. That's why both campaigns are spending so much time there. Again, it looks uphill for McCain with RealClearPolitics showing Obama to have a 9.3 percent lead in the state.
"McCain's camp seems to have this notion that they'll lose Philadelphia, tie Pittsburgh, and win the Pennsyltucky part of the state," Silver said. "But they're going to lose Philadelphia by too large a margin to make up for it elsewhere in the state. What's really costing them, I think, is that Obama is liable to do quite well in the Philly suburbs, which was more of a swing region before. SurveyUSA has Obama winning the entire southeast region of the state — city and suburbs — by about two to one. And that's more than 40 percent of Pennsylvania's population."