Wonkette makes this serious little point over at her website.
Obama Could Beat McCain In Arizona
Remember how much everybody hated Al Gore for not winning his home state of Tennessee back in 2000? How awesome would it be if John McCain lost his “home” state of Arizona?
For McCain to campaign in his own state would be rather embarrassing, would it not?
The Associated Press:
Oh, the throng of supporters will hold the usual election night party at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix on the evening of Nov. 4.
But the Republican presidential nominee plans to address another group of supporters and a small group of reporters on the hotel lawn; his remarks will be simultaneously piped electronically to the party inside and other reporters in a media filing center, aides said.
Aides said Thursday that the arrangement was the result of space limitations and that McCain might drop by the election watch party at some other point.
The ex-POW is planning to hide from his own election night party, sort of like how McCain tried to run away and hide from his first debate with Obama. Wonkette says:
The last state poll showed McCain with a 7-point lead in Arizona; that was three weeks ago, on September 30, and was down from a 10-percent lead in August.
It ain't looking good for Mr. McCain and his pitbull VP. All this talk about how Obama wants voters not to become complacent and to get out and vote because everyone will figure Obama has this election in the bag, but what about Republicans who think McCain has utterly lost it, that there is no need to waste time to go elect him? It is those guys that are more likely to simply stay home on election night and not vote at all. Why bother to vote since the polls show defeat for McCain? That GOP says nothing about this?
The very least Mr. proud ex-POW dude can do is show up, win or lose, it's all part of democracy right, so it's time to show "his friends" that he won't run away on election night the way he tried to do this in his first debate night with Obama.