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Saturday, November 15, 2008

the home stretch

brownsox from DKos has more (or here's the one page crib sheet) (.PDFs)
this widget from DKos might prove helpful. I think TPM is going to have something in coordination with Google Earth, so that'll probably be worth checking out as well.
Michelle Obama, speaking in Columbus, OH:

"There is this beautiful thing about my husband... He thinks he can really do everything. He does. With his own power and will, he's like, 'I can fix it.' I said, but you know this time, on this one, maybe you can get us 70 percent of the way there, maybe 80 percent of the way there," she told the crowd outside the state capitol.

"When I look at this year and I think about, we all think about, what Barack, with all of your efforts, has built over this year, let's just run it down. Barack has built one of the most powerful political organizations, recruiting millions of folks from all different kind of backgrounds. In addition to that, he has built one of the most powerful political fundraising machines that has raised millions and broken records, not just with big donations, but with folks writing $5 checks....

"Barack has selected a phenomenal running mate in Joe Biden. Barack has helped to unify a party that some said could not be unified. He's participated in three national debates and has been outstanding in every single one of them. And to top it off, he has done it, if I might just brag a bit, he's done it with a level of grace and poise and honesty and respect and consistency. When I look at what Barack has done this year, I know in my heart that without a shadow of a doubt, Barack is ready. He is more than ready to be the next president of the United States....The other 15 percent is on us. If we want a leader like Barack Obama, our job is to send him to the White House."

Here's another good video on dirty tricks. If the big story tomorrow is "long lines!" I will officially be pissed. We've had plenty of time to figure this shit out and if there are lines you can be quite sure that it's intentional... pay close attention to which districts have lines and which are quick and easy. In '04 it certainly wasn't a very complicated pattern. It's not a very elegant way to steal elections, but it's effective.
Matt Yglesias has some good advice for dems if they win. Short version: The pundents will insist on consensus and bipartisanship, but Dems should just focus on getting stuff done.
Can you imagine putting up with four more years of this crap? Palin today:
"What do they think? Do they think that the terrorists have all of a sudden become the good guys, and changed their minds? No! The terrorists still seek to destroy America and her allies and all that it is that is that we stand for: Freedom, tolerance, equality."
ugh. (I think this one about covers it!)
This article from the Alligator about Joe Biden's recent stop at UF includes an interesting tidbit at the end:
Not all Republicans were there to protest.

"I wanted to see the next vice president of the United States," said Josh Simmons, Gators for McCain chairman.

Simmons said he voted for Obama about two weeks ago.

"I've seen a different John McCain than the one I signed up to work for," he said.

Simmons said he submitted his resignation Sunday night and will no longer be chairman for the group, which has more than 1,000 members.

"I expect them to be incredibly pissed off," he said.

ya think? hehehe

(Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff) Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden points to his Gator baseball cap Sunday afternoon during the Change We Need Rally on the Reitz Union North Lawn.

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