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Friday, October 31, 2008
John Podhoretz: Ten Reasons Why McCain Might Win

Plus two that John didn't get:

1. McCain does best with "retail" campaigning: diner to diner, front porch to front porch. That's one of the ways he revived his moribund campaign for the nomination. Even his rallies (and I attended one) have since late September had the heart-to-heart feel of true retail campaigning, rather than the rah-rah-kick-their-butts feel of more conventional campaigning. (He has Palin for that, and she does it very well!)

2. McCain has always done best in a comeback situation, as he did in the primaries. I said months ago that he'd be hopeless in the general election unless he had a good solid poll-deficit in mid-October. And he certainly did.