New Take

Why Pennsylvania Doesn’t Matter

Three days before Election Day, The Plank posits that Pennsylvania, where McCain “has targeted quite a lot of time and money,” will have no bearing on the national outcome. Even if Obama loses the Keystone State, Ohio, and Florida, he could still win if he carries the Western swing states plus Iowa and Virginia. The Democrat seems to agree that, as The Plank writes, he “can easily win the election without carrying Pennsylvania”—he has no further campaign stops planned there.