posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 11:40 AM
I would expect both candidates to say that. The McCain campaign is trying to keep its supporters motivated to go to the polls.
I think he may be right. Regardless of what the polls are saying, I believe that this will be a battle of turnout, more so than ever before, and
that 20-30M more people will vote this year than in 2004. I'm expecting conservative turnout, particularly in rural areas, to be overwhelming.
That could ultimately prove the difference. I think that much of Obama's increased turnout will come in major cities and traditional Dem strongholds
(NYC and LA, for example). Meanwhile, McCain's added turnout will be helping him more in the battleground states such as Ohio, Florida,
Virginia, and Pennsylvania, which have larger rural populations.
Whether that'll be enough to push McCain to victory, I do not know. In any event, however, I think the extremely high turnout figures are going
to be a major X-factor this year and that we may see a few state-level wins and losses for both sides that were completely unanticipated.