It sure seems that way in Northern Virginia. I must have viewed, or switched away from, at least 50 Obama television ads since I saw the last ad for McCain. I can’t even remember the last time I saw a pro-McCain ad.
This may not be the case in other Virginia television markets. But even if McCain is on the air elsewhere in the state, it’s difficult to understand why he would abandon the Northern Virginia market.
McCain obviously isn’t going to carry this area, there are many voters up here whose support is up for grabs. Their votes are as important as those of anyone else in the state. It’s difficult to see many of them voting for McCain after being bombarded with dishonest, but facially highly effective, ads about him.
In fact, I doubt that I’d vote for the McCain the Obama campaign presents in its ads.
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