My man Yglesias knows what I'm talking about:
The credulity of the press regarding John McCain's Pennsylvania gambit is remarkable. Pollster.com has Obama up by 10.7 points in Pennsylvania. McCain's lead is smaller than that in Georgia, West Virginia, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana and Arizona while McCain is currently losing in Colorado, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, and Nevada. Think about that.
McCain's only chances of winning are either that the polling is badly wrong for some reason, or else that some kind of shocking external event -- perhaps a huge terrorist attack -- massively scrambles the race. But based on the information available, he's just hopelessly far behind and there's no use pretending otherwise.
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