Um, Ok

Here’s Rich Lowry trying to buck up the troops over at The Corner:

The McCain campaign says their internal polling still shows tightening, and their track shows them down three in the swing states.

“Down threee in the swing states?” What the hell does that even mean? Which swing states? Are they “down by three” in all of them, or were they lumping them together for some strange reason? Or maybe more importantly, did Lowry make this up all by himself or did he actually buy this nonsense from someone in the campaign?