The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports on the huge advertising edge the Obama campaign's financial advantage has provided. The campaign has been able to bludgeon the McCain campagin with television ad after television ad.
Over the previous week (Oct 7-13), the Obama campaign spent $2 million on media in Missouri compared to McCain's $824k, a $1.2 million advantage.
The McCain campaign tried to use Obama's decision not to participate in the public financing system for the general election as a political issue. It seems Obama political decision to take the criticism and the funds has paid off handsomely in the final weeks.