“Just Where We Want Them”

John McCain on the Obama campaign:

“My friends, we’ve got them just where we want them.”

That’s like the captain of the Titanic saying he had the iceberg just where he wanted it:

Seriously, though: when politicians lie, they normally try to say things that are somewhat plausible. Does John McCain actually expect anyone to believe that this is all part of his clever plan: that he was aiming to be down by 6.8% and 119 electoral votes in RealClearPolitics‘ poll average three weeks before the election, and amazingly enough, his campaign hit their targets exactly?