- Before Rush accused Obama of running using ‘class warfare’, and saying that he intended to raise your taxes, he accused Republican and fiscal conservative Mike Huckabee. In January. Of both.
- Gail Collins on the election: “Our two-year presidential campaign now ends with a monthlong vote, followed by weeks of litigation over provisional ballots. After that, the new president is sworn in and given 100 days to accomplish his legislative agenda, after which everyone will start plotting for 2012. It is a grand system in that great American tradition that has given us the seven-month baseball season and the half-gallon cup of soda.”
- Rather than live in fear as to which machines are vulnerable to being hacked, check out this map at VerifiedVoting.org. Nine states currently lack sufficient safeguards to make sure their voting isn’t hacked: Alabama (9), Illinois (21), Kentucky (8), Maine (4), New Jersey (15), South Carolina (8), Texas (34), Utah (5) and Virginia (13) = 117 Electoral votes unsafe for democracy.
- McCain’s insistence that he’s coming from behind has no backup in the Gallup numbers: Obama’s lead is widening in these last few days across ‘likely voters’, ‘expanded likely voters’ and ‘all registered voters’. Also, Gallup finds that 21% of voters say they have voted already.
- Ken Duberstein joins the impressive list of long-time Republican party figures voting for Obama, and adds, “You know what most Americans I think realized is that you don’t offer a job, let alone the vice presidency, to a person after one job interview. Even at McDonald’s, you’re interviewed three times before you get a job.” Via Andrew Sullivan.
- Let’s close with this excellent No On Prop 8 video: Samuel Jackson, advocates voting no on Prop 8, reminds you of when anti-miscegenation laws determined who people could marry, by their race. In the mid-20th century.