The one thing a presidential candidate can count on no matter what is winning his or her (LOL her?) home state. Even Walter Mondale won Minnesota when he lost all 49 of the other states in 1984.
But could John McCain actually lose Arizona?
John McCain is still predicted to win here, but with his lead over Barack Obama diminishing greatly in new polling, some say the GOP's hold on the state has officially ended — the party only holds a 4-percentage-point registration edge over Democrats.
"It's not just here, look at the entire intermountain West," said Arizona State University political pollster Bruce Merrill. "New Mexico, Nevada, the whole West has moved significantly from strong red to purple."
A statewide poll taken by Tucson-based Democratic pollsters Carol and Pete Zimmerman two weeks out from the election suggests McCain's lead over Obama falls within the margin of error: 43.5 percent to 41.5 percent, with 10 percent of likely Arizona voters undecided.
Can I speak directly to readers in Arizona for a minute?
Cut it out, you guys. Seriously, Arizona, I don't care what your political beliefs are, but that is some ice-cold shit. John McCain should not have to start worrying if he's got Cindy and Meghan's votes. If you don't like it, you should have thought of that 26 years ago. No one will get mad at you for sparing a very old man's feelings.
Now quit it.
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