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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Less than 140 hours until election day when Americans will rush to the polls in what is expected to be record numbers to decide the direction of their country for the next four years.
Never has more money been spent by candidates for president to try to convince you they are the answer to America's problems. And yet after almost two years of campaigning, it is estimated that somewhere around seven percent of Americans still have not decided whether they want John McCain or Barack Obama to run things.
The differences between the two men are as pronounced as between any two candidates for the nation's highest office in a very long time. Whether he admits it or not, John McCain carries the mantle of President George W. Bush with him–seen as a continuation of the policies that have led to record low approval ratings for our current president. Americans are simply not happy with the way things are going. Yet McCain remains competitive.
Barack Obama is seen by many as a transformational figure who offers the country a chance to break with the past. His early campaign theme of change took hold with many of those Americans who are dissatisfied.
It would seem that if John McCain has any realistic chance of winning next Tuesday, he must somehow attract a large percentage of those voters who have yet to make up their mind.
Here’s my question to you: In the final few days, what can John McCain do to win over undecided voters?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Nothing...Unfortunately John McCain is a different man than he was 8 years ago, and he hasn't changed for the better. If he'd continued as a "Maverick" instead of pandering to the republican base, he would probably be in a better situation. Guess that's the price you pay when you sell out.
Sharon from Houston, Texas writes:
Absolutely nothing. Stick a fork in it. That turkey's done.
Lisa from Fort Lauderdale, Florida writes:
Jack, who the heck are these 'undecided' voters? We have been inundated with so much information. How could anyone who is not in a coma still be undecided? At this point, McCain needs to work on restoring his respectability so he can return to the Senate with dignity.
Timothy from Brea, California writes:
McCain can't do anything further than sit back and watch what his tactics brought him, a defeat. Sorry McCain, a war vet is good but that will not plant you in the White House. Obama, in 5 days and counting.
John McCain can win undecided voters by going back to his real maverick ways, stopping the negative ads, and fighting his opponent with real American issues. We don’t want to hear about Barack Obama's next door neighbor, tell us about our 401(k) and the loss of jobs and economic security. Stop the bull!
If he drops out of the race, I'll vote for him. I promise!
Jack, my brother-in-law is one of the people you referred to, only he's not undecided. He just thinks his vote is none of your business.