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Achilles
10-29-2008, 12:18 AM
Link (http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/arizona_state_u_poll_mccain_ba.php)

As a native Phoenician and Obama supporter, I can't tell you how excited I am about this news. I've watched the AZ bounce around from "battleground state" to "leans Republican" on the electoral map since yesterday. It will be very interesting to see if McCain has to increase spending in his own state during the last week of the election.

The Doctor
10-29-2008, 12:33 AM
Note, that same poll also has a 3% margin of error. The 2% difference between the two candidates is well within that margin.

Still, it is interesting to see such a close race in one of the candidate's home states. Out of curiosity, when was the last time a candidate won an election without winning their own state?

KinchyB
10-29-2008, 12:43 AM
Link (http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/arizona_state_u_poll_mccain_ba.php)

As a native Phoenician and Obama supporter, I can't tell you how excited I am about this news. I've watched the AZ bounce around from "battleground state" to "leans Republican" on the electoral map since yesterday. It will be very interesting to see if McCain has to increase spending in his own state during the last week of the election.

Agreed...

Go Obama :D

Rogue Nine
10-29-2008, 08:30 AM
Out of curiosity, when was the last time a candidate won an election without winning their own state?
1916 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1916).

Web Rider
10-29-2008, 07:17 PM
Ouch, I feel bad for McCain, can't even win his home state and they elected him, that's just harsh.

Achilles
10-29-2008, 07:18 PM
McCain Now Running Robocalls Attacking Obama In Home State Of Arizona!
By Greg Sargent - October 29, 2008, 5:38PM

John McCain and the Republican National Committee are now running robocalls attacking Obama as weak on terrorism -- in McCain's home state of Arizona, according to multiple readers from the state.

The call signals genuine worry about McCain's home state at a time when several polls show the race to be much closer than expected there.

McCain's robocall, which was played to us over the phone by Mary Joe Bartel, a retiree who lives south of Tucson, attacks Obama as unprepared to defend the country from terrorism, singling out Joe Biden's recent remarks about the likelihood of Obama being tested by an international crisis early in his first term.

Here's the script:

I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC because Barack Obama is so dangerously inexperienced, his running mate Joe Biden just said, he invites a major international crisis that he will be unprepared to handle alone.

If Democrats win full control of government, they will want to give civil rights to terrorists and talk unconditionally to dictators and state sponsors of terror. Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the experience and judgment to lead America. This call was paid for by the Republican National Committee and authorized by McCain-Palin 2008.

Two other Arizona readers -- David Lorti, a Phoenix realtor, and Jerry Mooers, a retiree from Sun Lakes -- confirm to us that they received the same call today.

A poll last night found Obama within two points of the Arizona Senator. The call means Republicans are sinking resources into a state that obviously should have been a complete lock for McCain, with time fast running out.

Simply extraordinary. Audio when we get it.

Woot.