A Contest: The McCain 2008 Dead Pool
Last one out, please turn out the lights
By krempasky Posted in 2008 | McCain — Comments (113) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
John McCain's campaign is worse off than you think. Down to a paltry $250,000 on hand ($2mil less $1.75mil in debt) and preparing to lay off more staff next week, you can put a fork in McCain. Typical of the politician mindset, in one breath McCain takes responsibility for the disaster that is his effort to win the Presidency, and in the next jokes that "I fired 'em all."
But this ins't about dissecting the myriad reasons for McCain's problems (and they are legion), but instead a little contest. Let's start a pool on the official "lights out" date. It's a simple thing - just post a comment to this post, choosing the day you think McCain announces his withdrawal from the race. First timestamped comment with a particular entry owns that date - and only one reader can own any date.
The prize is simple: if John McCain drops out and no one has the exact date, the person getting closest to correct (if equidistant, the earlier wins), I'll donate $100 to Jeff Emanuel's trip to embed in Iraq in their name. If a reader gets the drop date exactly right, I'll give $250.
So get on with the predicting, already. And July 20th is my pick. You can't have it.