Well, one thing is certain. Pundits and analysts will have a TON of new data to discuss after tomorrow: the cell phone only vote, the Bradley Effect (if in fact it really exists), young voter turnout, African-American turnout, Obama's ground game effect, and on and on, not to mention the too numerous to mention Republican platform shortcomings (being kind there). And then there's the Bush effect. I can't help but wonder if Bush will end up being completely skewered over time, blamed for costing the party e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I certainly hope so.
If he's truly giddy, I'd say it's because subconsciously he knows that as of tomorrow he will be free of the burden of living a lie - of having to pretend that the Republican party's dishonesty, contempt for the rule of law, divisiveness and intolerance are 'patriotic' attributes of 'real Americans'.
I think most people have a good sense of who the candidates are at this point, where they stand on the issues, and what's really going on here. McCain and Palin have clearly given up trying to change anybody's mind, and are instead focused on winning over undecidedes with their closing 'platform' of continual fear mongering attacks. I liken it to their push into Pennsylvania - a long shot but it's all they've got. Apparently, undecidedes don't care that McCain offers precious little different from Bush in terms of economic policies in the face of the most serious financial crisis since the Great Depression, so common sense isn't their strong suit. I'm betting most of them don't care enough to stand in line long enough to vote either.
Most robocalls make use of an anonymous dialing system. To block anonomous calls from getting through to you, turn your phone on, listen for a dialtone, and then dial *77 (that's a star sign followed by two 7's). To turn it off again allowing anonymous calls to reach you, repeat except dial *87 this time. It's one of the free custom calling features. Hope that helps.
Cheney might as well be al qaeda for all the difference his endorsement verses theirs makes. I never thought I'd do this, but I have to applaud him for this action. The timing couldn't have been better.
Lowest of the low things to do, and it just so happens I'm watching Chris Matthews sharing appalled reactions with Chris Cillizza as I'm writing this. They are airing Kay Hagan's rebuttal ad in which she states at the end: "I don't think bearing false witness against a fellow Christian is the way to end this campaign". Perfect, Dole is finished in politics.
I hear you Todd, thanks. Here's some more good news from the new CBS/NYTimes poll:
(CBS) With less than one week until Election Day, Barack Obama maintains a clear lead over John McCain in the presidential race, a new CBS News/New York Times poll suggests. The Democratic nominee now leads his Republican rival by 11 percentage points, 52 percent to 41 percent, among likely voters nationwide.