Obama Speech Draws 100,000 in Denver

Red states flicker as McCain struggles to fill stadiums in Iowa, Ohio
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted Oct 27, 2008 5:07 AM CDT
John McCain speaks at a rally at Ohio University in Lancaster yesterday.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – 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."