OMAHA, Nebraska (CNN) - John McCain has made a recent habit of telling audiences at his fundraisers that he is “the underdog in this race.”
But is he so far behind Barack Obama that he’ll spend serious time and money competing in …Nebraska?
"We are the underdog," McCain said at a finance event in Ashland, Nebraska Wednesday night. "We are not taking the state of Nebraska for granted. I’m going to campaign here and compete here and I need your help. We need to organize. We need to get out the vote. We’ve got a headwind because our economy’s tough.”
According to the CNN Electoral Map, Nebraska is solidly red, a “safe” state for McCain. The state hasn’t voted for a Democrat in a presidential election since the Lyndon Johnson landslide of 1964.
It’s one of two states, along with Maine, that splits its electoral votes according to congressional districts – one vote for each of the state’s three congressional districts, with two more votes allocated to the state winner.
AS WEAK AS THIS GUY IS HE BETTER NOT TAKE ANYTHING EASY. BUT I HAS TO ADMIT THAT HE IS TERRIBLE FOR THE REPUBS.
GO OOOOOOOOOO .....OBAMA.......08
McCain shouldn't take ANY state for granted.
GIVE IT UP MCCAIN YOUR GOING TO LOSE
Mr. McCain should drop out of the race. he is no good. jAmerica deserve a better candidate.
At his age, John McCain cannot afford to take ANYTHING FOR GRANTED! HA!
good mcbush, spend all that special interest money in every state. maybe you will have to use some of cindy's money to tide you over.
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! Where is his flag pin!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH
I believe McCain is a really decent guy and honorable person. He's just taking plays out of the wrong handbook and that's what's hurting him the most. He needs to fly straight, like he previously stated, or don't fly at all.
Thank you so much.
Read the comments above to get a true picture of the mentality that Obamites possess. This is the crowd that we want in the Whitehouse? CNN and MSNBC want this empty suit and his sideshow in power so they have a circus to report on till 2012. God help us!
That's generous of you, John. But the fact is, you can't afford to take ANY state for granted. Try and hold onto your own state, then worry abotu the others.
WHY NOT JOHN IT SEEMS OBAMA IS TAKING A WHOLE LOT OF STATES FOR GRANTED. HE IS GOING TO WAKE UP TO A SAD REALIZATION COME NOVEMBER AFTER HE MAKES THE WRONG SELECTION FOR HIS VP.
As I have been off work for some time and reading these blogs, MSM in particular, it's become obvious to me, seeing the same names, morning noon and night, that most of you are not working. More likely than not, living off your parents. I now can see why you support Obama. He promises to care for you cradle to the grave, so you can continue to be a drain on society.
I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT ANYONE WOULD EVEN CONSIDER VOTING FOR MCCAIN . HE ISN'T BRIGHT ENOUGH TO REPRESENT US ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE. WE WILL LOOK LIKE FOOLS NOT TO MENTION WHAT DOMESTIC ISSUES WILL LOOK LIKE.
Be careful Nebraska. If he gets mad you will be put on his bomb target list. I think you will be about number 23 on the list.
McCain's foreign policy credential is a BIG ZERO.
* OCCUPY 100 MORE YEARS
> 4000 AMERICAN DEAD
> 50,000 AMERICAN INJURED & DISABLED
> 1 TRILLION DOLLAR WASTED
> 100,000 AMERICAN SUFFERING FROM POST TRAUMATIC DISORDER
> 600,000 IRAQIS DEAD (MOSTLY CIVILIANS, WOMEN & CHILDRENS)
> 2 MILLION IRAQIS UPROOTED FROM THEIR HOME & REFUGEE IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
> 1 MILLION IRAQIS DISPLACED IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY
* NOW IRAQ IS DIVIDED IN TO 3 REGION, SHIA, SUNNI & KURD
* NO WMD
* IRAQ IS HANDED OVER TO SHIAS CLOSE TO IRAN
IRAN POLICY: BOMB, BOMB & BOMB
G8 POLICY: McCain will drive russia out & will not include China in G8 (two nuclear power)
BY THE WAY Price of Gas: >$5 Gallon
I stloe this from another question. Just thought it was interesting!!!
"Dr." Mimi aka "Venus" aka "David Goldman": You are about as funny as an amoeba.
Broken record: "I don't take your state for granted." Good to see Obama
still ahead in the polls!
You know, McCain kinda a little bit looks like "Underdog".
He is looking darn handsome! Almost like a shortter version of Tommy Lee Jones in MIB. I am sure seeing his style I will forget all about inflation, mortgage and energy crisis, war, and pretty slim and grim picture of my own retirement account!
NEBRASKA IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA..........i hope mcSenile remembers that.
After the way Reagan treated the farmers, especially in the Grain Belt, how could they continue to vote for the GOP?!
Might it have something to do with the scare tactics used by the GOP in the past about "poor people moving in next door" or the welfare system or, better yet, the welfare people moving in next door?!
A Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square … sounds to me like you are in the Twilight Zone … this from the Boy From New York City … sitting in Ray’s Rock House.
Drink yourself sillier ...
Dear Free and Brave I take it then you are either at lunch or stealing company time to surf the internet. Loser!
President Bush is sending Diplomats to talk to Iran. A plan is underway to cut troops from Iraq and bolster Afghanistan. Everything thing that Rock Obama said, Bush is now doing. McLame must be holding his nose till he turns blue and crying his eyes out.
Give the good people of Nebraska a few more months and they will come to see that McCain is a sham and reject him.
Don’t take my word for it, Ted Sampley, who fought with US Special Forces in Vietnam and is now a leading campaigner for veterans’ rights, said: ‘I have been following John McCain’s career for nearly 20 years. I know him personally. There is something wrong with this guy and let me tell you what it is – deceit.
‘When he came home and saw that Carol was not the beauty he left behind, he started running around on her almost right away. Everybody around him knew it.
‘Eventually he met Cindy and she was young and beautiful and very wealthy. At that point McCain just dumped Carol for something he thought was better.
‘This is a guy who makes such a big deal about his character. He has no character. He is a fake. If there was any character in that first marriage, it all belonged to Carol.’
For more information just google “McCain first wife”