This report is rather remarkable:

The campaign’s fundraising has given McCain the ability to spend more on television advertising than Democrat Barack Obama in key battleground states.

For a year in which the GOP is the political equivalent of a toxic landfill, it is a little surprising that McCain has been able to pull in as much money as he has over the last two months after a miserable start.  Certainly, had he and his campaign not dawdled and frittered away much of the last four months they would be in an even stronger position, but considering how badly everyone agrees his campaign has been run since he locked up the nomination he is doing rather well.  This is the sort of news that might make Plouffe rethink the grand strategy that involves throwing money down a hole with advertising in Alaska and Georgia.