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John McCain's path to the presidency narrowed further yesterday with reports that he was giving up on Colorado, a day after a campaign blitz in the battleground state by his running mate, Sarah Palin.

The signs of retrenchment for McCain came on a day when Barack Obama was consumed by family concerns. The Democrat is to take a 36-hour break from the campaign tomorrow to visit his seriously ill grandmother in Hawaii.

The first reports that McCain had given up on Colorado were carried by CNN on Monday. "Gone," one adviser said. Other campaign officials, while denying they had given up on the state, told CNN they were lessening their reliance on a win in Colorado to take the White House.

The campaign was also downgrading its chances in Iowa and New Mexico.

The Republicans were hoping to hang on to all three states, which George Bush narrowly won in 2004.

But with McCain's limited resources against the fundraising juggernaut of the Obama campaign, the Republican has had to make tough decisions on which battlefields to defend.

Obama's lead in Colorado is a more modest 5 points, according to the RealClearPolitics poll average. But he has a huge advantage over the Republican in organisation, with 51 field offices in Colorado, compared with a dozen for McCain.
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Wow.
McCain loves being the underdog so much, that's he's making a habit of giving up so he'll be even more of an underdog...
I wonder if he's talked to Palin about selling some of her outfits so they can use the CAMPAIGN money to actually pay to MAINTAIN their campaign...
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Wow.
McCain loves being the underdog so much, that's he's making a habit of giving up so he'll be even more of an underdog...
I wonder if he's talked to Palin about selling some of her outfits so they can use the CAMPAIGN money to actually pay to MAINTAIN their campaign...
Or he could've broken his campaign promise and have millions more to work with...

...like someone else we know...
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Or he could've broken his campaign promise and have millions more to work with...
...like someone else we know...
Are you saying that McCain kept the joint agreement when Obama did not?
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Are you saying that McCain kept the joint agreement when Obama did not?
You want me to say "yes" here because the wording in this question is heavily suspect...so I won't...

Fact is, McCain was limited to $84 million after the convention and Obama was not, so he continued to receive donations in the hundreds of millions(some of it very suspect), which gives him the ability to outspend McCain, in some states, by an 8-1 margin...
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You want me to say "yes" here because the wording in this question is heavily suspect...so I won't...

I want an answer to the question.

I have no problem admitting WHO broke the agreement. Obama.
I'm pointing out that the REASON that McCain is so far behind in $$$ has nothing to do with that.

And for the record, it has nothing to do with the media either...
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