McCain Guarantees 'Close' Victory

Va. governor Kaine says Mac can't win without his state
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2008 1:20 PM CDT
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine said that Barack Obama can win without his state but that John McCain cannot.   (AP Photo/Face the Nation, Karin Cooper)
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(Newser) – A confident John McCain “guaranteed” today that election night will be a nail-biter, but that he will win. “We're going to do well in this campaign, my friend,” McCain told Tom Brokaw on NBC’s Meet the Press. The prediction comes as polls show the GOP hopeful closing the gap with Barack Obama, Politico reports. The Republican also said he was “disappointed” by Colin Powell’s Obama endorsement and defended Sarah Palin’s $150,000 shopping bill.

  • On Fox News Sunday, Karl Rove criticized the GOP sniping. The former Bush adviser said, "It's a sign of undisciplined people who do not have loyalty that they ought to have to the candidate."
  • Also on Fox, Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine said Obama can take the White House without his state, but that McCain needs it to win, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.