A couple of questions that befuddle me with three weeks to go in the election:
- John McCain is unveiling a new economic plan today (Barack Obama gave his latest economics speech Monday). According to television reports, the McCain plan is aimed at senior citizens. Can anyone think of an instance where an October policy proposal vaulted someone from behind to victory in a presidential race?
- Pennsylvania is frequently referred to as a tossup state. Joe Biden and Sarah Palin were each there over the weekend and McCain was there today. Yet there hasn't been a poll showing McCain with a lead there in a month; and there hasn't been a poll there this month showing Obama with less than a double-digit lead. How exactly is this a tossup state? Is the racist factor/Obama Appalachian problem really so powerful?
- North Carolina? Really? My friend Doug Heye has a pretty good rundown on this in NRO, but still—North Carolina?
Post your answers below.