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How’s McCain’s Debate Ploy Playing?

 by Hannah Lobel


Tags: Politics, Election 2008, John McCain, debates, campaign ploy, swing state, Virginia, FiveThirtyEight, TPM, CQ Campaign Trail Mix,

The insta-polls suggest McCain’s “the economy ate my debate homework” tack isn’t winning him love among twitchy voters.

Looking beyond the numbers, CQ’s Campaign Trail Mix has this video dispatch from a bluegrass roadhouse called The Coffee Pot in Swing-Stateville, a.k.a. Virginia: