(CNN) - John McCain will spend the final hours before the polls close Tuesday visiting Colorado and New Mexico, two states his campaign manager now says are key to a last-minute “new pathway to victory.”
Both states voted for President Bush in 2004, but have been leaning Obama this cycle.
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Late Sunday, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis sketched out a fresh roadmap to the White House that runs through the West, telling reporters that new surveys that suggested Barack Obama’s lead was shrinking to single digits had given the Republican nominee reason for optimism. “If we can win Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico, all of the sudden we’ve got a whole new pathway to victory,” Davis told reporters. “Those weren’t even on the list three weeks ago.”
McCain's visit to New Mexico tomorrow will mark his second stop in the state in two days.
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Obama leads by 6 in the most recent CNN Colorado poll of polls, and by 8 points in an Albuquerque Journal/Research & Polling survey of New Mexico voters, both released late last week.
Both states also feature Senate races for seats held by retiring Republicans; Democrats are heavily favored in both contests, as the party pushes for a filibuster-proof 60-seat majority in the Senate.
Yeah, he should go back to Arizona prepare his BBQ and his retirement.
take a last minute push back home. this election cannot end soon enough.
He'd better high tail it back to Arizona- Obama's catching up
If 'ifs' and 'buts' were candy and nuts...
McCain is truly mentally and physically in decline.
And not too many people are grieving about that.
Good riddance sickly elderly bigot McCain.
Wonder which one of his 7 McMansions he'll spend election day losing in -
if michelle obama is going to open her trap and campaign for the greatest person ever born (according to her), then she is fair game – maybe obama should stop his whining and be a man for once
Mr. McCain I too would love to say Congrads on your new endoresment from .......................................... Dick Cheney!
Wow with a BFF like Cheney you really don't need enemies.
Bush was sooooo ' busy ' that he couldn't out there with you on ALL your rallies. But really who cares as long as you have CHENEY.
yup INTO THE WEST... and INTO THE SETTING SUN as well... BYE BYE
And what is Palin hiding in her medical records???
so, in otherwords, if they can just win all the states they're currently losing, they'll win the election!
i cannot wait for MCCAIN to win tomorrow...hillary 2012
Forget Nevada, McCain! Dems outnumbered Repubs big time in early voting. Pretty sure Nevada is already Obama's! YES WE CAN!!!
The one thing we have learned in this election season is that the media wants to control us...We have tapes kept out of site, we have bias reporting and we can in part thank Barack Obama for some of this. If he is elected will we ever know the truth..We have been given excuses for every connection, for every "boneheaded" statement because the media wants to cover a "historical" election. I don't care who wins...but I want a media that tells me the truth..and we have lost that....Will coal miners be in trouble if Obama is elected...I don't know..the media hid this from me. Will people like Joe the plumber be investigated for asking a question?? If this happened to Mr. Obama or his supporters the media would have been outraged. Obama broke the biggest promise he made..not to be a typical politician...and that should tell you how his presidency will be..Thank you CNN for getting to the truth...you will not be forgotten.
He is going out west? isn't Arizona out west? He is going home....
Go back to Arizona, Palin go back to Alaska.
Let's help push the stagecoach, people. One, two, three ♫ By the time I get to Phoenix, la, la, la ♫
Just hours to go, and we can let Sen. McCain fade into history along with the ignoramus he brought along with him.
Brave the long lines, my fellow Americans. Trust me, it's worth it. Your vote counts, even if it's a landslide, because we need to send the message loud and clear that "trickle down" economics, "preemptive strikes", and hate-filled campaigns are un-American and dangerously wrong.
a good friend in NM e-mailed me at seven this morning that early voting was splitting 2-1 Obama. if that stays true, McCain doesn't have a prayer in the Land of Enchantment.
Waste of time.Go home to your rocking chair.
GREAT......Just push on Westward.....like maybe 200 miles West of California!!!!
Obama is putting his wife as a campaigner and then complains about her being attacked! Whhhoooo, what a white house we will have of "self rightousness" and "smart falsification of any wrong action!!!! Great America! (now I understand why this is a name of an amusement park!!!)
bye bye ... we don't need someone who is so unpredictable, unstable and prone to temper swings...... Retire now John.
McSAME.......................Western really disLIKE republicans just an FYI, so tomorrow you see just how much they do NOT trust or like you.
one more day until were done with the right-wing hatists.
Is it a "new pathway to victory" or just another Bridge to Nowhere?
This election can't be over soon enough.