* A funny thing happened to Michele Bachmann: after her neo-McCarthyite rant on Hardball, her opponent raised almost $400K overnight, with her primary opponent re-entering the race as a write-in candidate in protest. Bachmann's now desperately trying to backpeddle.
* Republican arrested for voter-fraud registration. ACORN still exonerated.
* West Virginia electronic voting machines don't work, either: purely by accident, they keep switching votes to McCain.
* Indiana gave us Shankar D and it currently feeds my good friends Brent and Lisa. But will it give us President Obama?
* Memo to the McCain campaign: the hate isn't working and your Hail Marys bombed. Try something else.
* Or, you know, don't: John McCain doesn't really seem to mind losing. A lot of "moderate" conservatives, too, seem okay with it, most of them rightly blaming Sarah Palin. I tell you this, I sure hope the far right manages to make her the nominee in 2012.
* It turns out McCain's also made himself far less available to the press than even Palin, having not taken any questions since September.
* Early voting starts in Florida today, where the right-leaning RCP average puts the race at +3.2 Obama, who will spend the next three days there campaigning with Hillary Clinton.
* More early voting facts and figures at The Caucus and (especially) elections.gmu.edu. TPM reports that the numbers so far favor Obama.
* Encouraging signs: McCain has $47 million left to spend. Obama has much, much more.
* In the New York Times, Dr. Lawrence Altman has concerns about the candidates' health, McCain's in particular.
* Al Gore will host an election night webcast for the Obama campaign as part of its "Building the New Energy Economy" theme.
* And Obama is your marketer of the year. Seems about right.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Posted by Gerry Canavan at 11:07 AM
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