John McCain insists his campaign is “doing fine” even as his rallies in key states pull a fraction of the crowds turning out for Barack Obama, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Republican drew about 2,000 supporters at each of his recent events in Iowa and Ohio. Obama, meanwhile, spoke to tens of thousands at rallies in Colorado.
McCain dismissed the polls that show him trailing as being “all over the map,” and said he’s choosing instead to trust his senses and the enthusiasm he sees at campaign events. He used his Meet The Press appearance yesterday to issue a prediction for Nov. 4: If “we continue this close through next week, you're going to be up very, very late on election night."