Never mind polls, McCain says he’s still the underdog
The Arizona senator told a Republican fundraising event that raised some $5.1 million on Monday that he and running mate Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, were still coming from behind in the race toward the Nov. 4 presidential election.
“We’ve got a strong headwind and we’ve got a lot to do,” he said to a group of donors. “No matter what you see in the polls recently, Governor Palin and I are the underdogs. We’re the underdogs. That’s where we like to be.”
McCain seems to perform the best when he’s not in the lead.
The 72-year-old former fighter pilot turned his campaign around from near death more than a year ago and formally accepted his party’s nomination earlier this month.
McCain is not permitted to raise money directly for his campaign since accepting public financing, but he still participates in party fundraisers.
Photo credit: Reuters/Robert LeSieur (McCain speaks in New Hampshire Sunday)
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