Apparently, Public Financing has been Very Good to John McCain
UPDATE II: An e-mail from Rick Davis clarifies the plans for the last moments of the campaign:
On Monday, we will have a 14 state rally with our candidates crisscrossing the country trying to turn out our voters and sway the final undecided voters. Governor Palin will hit Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and Alaska in the final day of campaigning, while Senator McCain will travel from Tampa, Florida, to Virginia, then Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Mexico, Nevada and finish the night in Prescott, Arizona. The enthusiasm and excitement we generate on Monday will be the electricity that powers our “Get Out the Vote” efforts on Tuesday.
UPDATE: Via Dr. Black, Oliver Willis notes that the McCain campaign deliberately decided to eschew GOTV efforts in favor of spending their monies on television advertising.
We all knew that John McCain doesn’t operate a computer, but he claims to watch football. Did not he—or anyone in or, especially, running his campaign—see the dot.com Super Bowl commercials, and wonder what happened to most of those companies?
Contrary to previously received e-mails—and much recent whining—John McCain is ready and able to spend:
McCain and the Republican Party expect to outspend his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama, by $10 million in the closing days of the campaign, Davis said. [emphases mine]
and he will be traveling, though we’re not certain where:
Trailing in the polls, Sen. John McCain will travel to seven states in one day as his presidential campaign enters its final hours, the Republican nominee’s campaign manager announced Friday.
McCain will campaign in seven cities Monday, just one day before Election Day, Rick Davis told reporters in a conference call. The final list of cities has not been finalized, Davis said.
And the idea that they are in multiple states may or may not be CNN’s. Developing…