Is cartography destiny?
At the very least, John McCain's final 48-hour travel schedule reflects the degree to which Obama has determined the political map on which the campaign is being fought. Of the eight states McCain will visit, only two were in the Democrat's column in 2004. And in both -- Pennsylvania and New Hampshire -- Obama enjoys a lead in every recent public poll.
In the six red states he's stopping in the final two days, McCain is either losing, tied or up within the margin.