I'm sitting next to my pal Mark Leibovich at this McCain town hall meeting -- he's an expert at covering these sorts of things, and I haven't been on the campaign trail in eight years -- and I just asked him if there was any advice he had for me. He said, "Lots of coffee, and do everything you can do to stay off other people's blogs."

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