McCain team sees a surge of support
GOP presidential nominee John McCain's advisers today said their candidate had closed the gap with Barack Obama over the past few days and would be competitive with the Democrat as voters headed to the polls Tuesday.The may just be trying to build momentum, but the polls are tightening. As long as they can keep Obama below 50 percent they have a shot.
"We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary," his campaign manager, Rick Davis, said in a conference call with reporters, adding that when it came to the electoral votes needed for victory, "We believe, with the combination of our base states and the states we've been able to put into play this week, we can achieve 270."
McCain is spending nearly the entire day in Ohio, a state which remains too close to call, before heading to Virginia tonight. On Sunday the Arizona senator will go to New Hampshire, which has just four electoral votes but played a critical role in bolstering his bid for the GOP nomination, before traveling to seven cities in seven states on Monday.
"The pundits, my friends, have written us off as they've done before. But we're closing, my friends, and we're going to win in Ohio," McCain told supporters at Ohio's United High School. "We're a few points down, but we're coming back, and we're coming back strong."