Sen. McCain is down in the polls right now, but he can win if the following events are to occur between now and Election Day:
* McCain rides a wave of positive media coverage after his announcement that Joe the Plumber will be his treasury secretary and that Larry the Cable Guy will be U.S. attorney general.
* Gov. Palin wows critics by filling in on the season premiere of “30 Rock” with a dead-on impression of Tina Fey, who’s busy doing “Saturday Night Live.”
* The U.S. Supreme Court rules that electoral votes in California, Connecticut and Massachusetts will not be counted because of legalized gay marriage.
* All of Florida’s ballots are hand-counted by former Secretary of State Katherine Harris.
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