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Yesterday I covered the onslaught of advertising the Obama campaign is now running on the issue of Health Care, an issue that plays right into Obama's wheelhouse... today they take it a step further, adding "Coin" to the mix, and making a powerful visual representatin about how McCain is all about chance...

This is in addition to these additional ads that are now running nationwide

Meanwhile, in Virginia, the GOP is sweating bigtime.  If there ever needed to be proof of exactly what position this race is in now, these two articles indicate a massive October Freak-Out!

Virginia Republicans are warning that John McCain's prospects for winning a state that has been in the GOP column in every presidential election since 1964 could be in jeopardy. With Barack Obama treating the Old Dominion like a battleground state and reliable polls showing a margin-of-error race there, some are cautioning that McCain is making a critical mistake by allowing the Democratic nominee to outpace him in terms of visits and resources committed.

“I think [McCain] needs to get here,” said Rep. Tom Davis, a longtime member of Congress who represents a Northern Virginia district. “I think they’ve got to pay more attention.”

Asked if he thought McCain was taking the state seriously enough, Davis paused before saying: “I think they’re going to.”

“It’s very, very tight,” agreed former governor and Senator George Allen. “Obviously Democrats have spent a lot of time here.”

“We are a true battleground state,” Allen said twice.

The alarm bells are ringing, and while McCain is studying how to attack during a town hall, Obama is running circles around these guys.  All the while, the GOP is now publicaly worrying about losing 60 Senate Seats...

The possibility that Democrats will build a muscular, 60-seat Senate majority is looking increasing plausible, with new polls showing a powerful surge for the party’s candidates in Minnesota, Kentucky and other states.

The trends reflect the growing fear of among top Republicans that their prospects could crater on Nov. 4, with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) running weakly at the top of the ticket, President Bush as unpopular as ever and the economic crisis serving as a last-minute propellant for the change message of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Several Republican strategists close to the White House said there is increasing fear among party leaders about a bloodbath.

Whose in trouble or given up on already?

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) will certainly lose if he is convicted in a corruption trial now under way in Washington but will probably win if he is acquitted, the strategists said.

Top Republicans say they have no hope for Dole in North Carolina. “There’s no point in even counting the votes,” said a top McCain official.

Ouch!  They're clearly on the run and their feeble attempts to retake the offense are being slapped aside by a much more astute Obama campaign... the Polls are jelling and the number of days until election day are rapidly decreasing...

Almost there, but not there yet :)

Originally posted to Steven R on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 10:34 AM PDT.

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