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This Is What Happens When You Concede a State

I don’t enjoy trashing the decision-making of the McCain campaign, but I’d note that they announced they were pulling out of Michigan on October 2.

Obama’s margin in the polls in Michigan beforehand: Tie, 3, 13, 10.

Obama’s margin in the polls since: 5, 16, 16. I would not expect that margin to shrink.

I’m sure those Republicans running downticket are concluding, “Thanks, guys.”

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