I'll be blogging from the McCain roadshow this week. He stops in Maine and Buffalo, but I'll join up with the campaign late tonight in New Hampshire. A look at the planning schedule for the next few days show a campaign determined to tighten up the message. McCain holds one message event, a speech or town hall, per day. He spends the rest of his time giving television interviews. When the campaign wants to submit the candidate to the press, a pull-aside or session on the Straight Talk Express bus is scheduled. McCain might also squeeze in an "unplanned" photo opportunity -- an "off the record," for which the press is pooled. The upshot is that McCain has a very full day, and his traveling press corps gets to cover only part of it in person.

More observations once I get out there.

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