Mac Still Taking Weekends Off

But with 29 days to go, neither candidate is exactly galloping to the finish line
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Oct 6, 2008 11:18 AM CDT
John McCain walks with Secret Service agents to his motorcade after his debate preparation session at the Radisson Hotel in Sedona, Ariz., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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(Newser) – There are 29 scant days until Nov. 4, but you might not know there was a tight race for the White House given the leisurely schedules both candidates have been keeping—especially John McCain, reports Politico. McCain and Barack Obama have each been averaging barely more than one campaign event per day since the Republican convention ended, and McCain has taken at least a day off each weekend.

Observers are puzzled, particularly by McCain’s decision to spend the 4 days leading up to tomorrow’s debate in Arizona, a state he’s almost sure to win. Obama is prepping in crucial North Carolina, where he’ll get at least get local press. Still, “If I were them, I would be living somewhere between Milwaukee and Philadelphia right now,” says a former Bush adviser.