(CEDAR FALLS, IOWA) – John McCain reminded Iowa voters of all the things he believes make their state great – the Iowa state fair, pork chops on a stick, Sen. Chuck Grassley – in hopes that they would return the favor and vote for him on Election Day.
"I'm reminded of the people of Iowa, that is a heartland, family valued part of America," McCain said.
"We need to win Iowa on November 4th and with your help we're going to win here."
He'll need a lot of help, especially in a state where he came in fourth in the caucuses back in January. Almost all Iowa polls have Barack Obama leading here, several by double digits. But McCain dismissed those findings when he appeared on "Meet the Press" this morning.
"Those polls have consistently shown me much further behind than we actually are," McCain said.
"We're doing fine. We have closed in the last week. We continue to close through next week, you're going to be up very, very late on election night."