Obama Hits McCain on Home Turf

There’s audacity of hope and there’s just plain audacity. Obama has rolled out an ad campaign in the Grand Canyon state, where McCain has represented in Congress for the last 26 years. Polling shows McCain just four points ahead, which gives Obama the chance to win a state that Bill Clinton last won for the Democrats in 1996. If McCain lost Arizona, it would be the most humiliation served to a presidential candidate since Al Gore lost his home state of Tennessee in 2000. The McCain camp shrugged off Obama’s cheek. “We encourage them to pick other states we intend to win,” said campaign manager Rick Davis, “and just spread out their campaign cash.”