Monday, August 18, 2008

Hung By His Own Petard

On political spending (or why John McCain's crusade against the 1st Amendment may be the end of John McCain)

But the most remarkable thing, I think about the map is how the toss-ups are fairly steady. McCain is strong in the places that he's campaigning and advertising. Now, he is a limited amount of states that he's advertising in. He's only in about 11 of the battleground states, Obama's trying to expand the playing field, he's advertising in 18 and you see that difference. In those seven states that only Obama's in, his numbers have moved up a lot more and obviously McCain hasn't, but in those other states, McCain's holding steady and even has a lead in some of them.

--Chuck Todd, Meet the Press, reported by John Lott

Doubly ironic for a Navy man.

1 comment:

Aquinas said...

Tiny point of information: "hoisted," not "hung." One's petard blows one up. It doesn't make you pendulous (unless, of course, you get caught upon something on the way down).