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So, how will the campaign try to recover? In the targeted states, McCain will hold even more town-hall-style political events, returning to the magical formula that worked for him in 2000. "We know that he's the best retail politician in the field, and the commitment rate among people who've seen him or read about his town halls is very good," says a top aide. "He draws the largest crowds, and he is always, always his best when he's directly before voters."
Isaac Chotiner