To work his manly charms...
The convention has also zeroed in on the two critical demographics: working-class voters and women, which make up a large percentage of the undecided voters and were the core groups supporting Hillary Clinton in the primaries.**********
In 2004, women and Latinos were the key deciders of the election, with large numbers of older women switching from John Kerry to President Bush in the last month because of concerns about national security.
They are likely to decide the election again, and Mr. McCain is investing heavily in the security argument even as the economy has been steadily rising as job No. 1 for the next president.
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Meanwhile, back at Mount Olympus
-- DENVER (Reuters) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.Please, please... enough with the blinding white light!
Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.
Once Obama speaks, confetti will rain down on him and fireworks will be fired off from locations around the stadium wall.
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And you know... that ain't gonna be pretty