On The Road This Week With McCain

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.