You know what we really miss? The primary campaign, back when Barack Obama was giving all those great arena speeches and famous people were making videos of songs with snippets of those arena speeches. It was fun getting tingly, being torn between candidates, buying a bunch of candidates’ T-shirts and all that.
Sure, we get it. Can’t be too charismatic in the general election, lest John McCain start up with that “celebrity” stuff again. Still, turns out we like catchy and original campaign soundtracks.
So the infomercial. What did you think? Not quite arena-Obama but definitely better than sitting through a frenetic late-night Magic Bullet commercial. John McCain was less than impressed, however. He cautioned buyer beware. “As anyone who has bought anything from an infomercial knows, the sales-job is always better than the product.” Clearly, this man does not know the deep rewards of being able to “set it and forget it.”
Now, McCain didn’t buy airtime to make his case or respond to Obama’s big $3 million media buy, but his daughter Meghan’s got something to say (finally!) about this election and her dad’s opponent. PS: She’s blaming the last two years and Democrats for the mess we’re in today.
Daily Palin: Recall the effigy of Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from some West Hollywood home? Well, it’s down. Not by force, by choice (and probably neighborhood pressure). In actual Sarah Palin news, the VP pick is still roguing it on the trail. She’s been ad libbing in her stump speeches so much that the teleprompter techs can’t really figure out where she’s at.
Early today on Good Morning America, she told Elizabeth Vargas “absolutely not!” when asked whether she would pack up and head back to Alaska if the GOP lost the election. Palin’s got BIG PLANS!
Know who else isn’t packing up and heading home? “Joe the Plumber.” He’s being pursued for a record deal. Wow! Can McCain pick the coat-tail riders or what?!
Also sticking around are Obama’s big, big donors. Why? Because they’re getting access to the Dem’s top advisers. Politico‘s got a list.
Show of hands: have you already voted? Because you’re not alone if you have (as if you didn’t notice). People are turning out in droves to cast their ballots early and, as many say, hopefully safely.
Still not convinced that healthcare should be reformed? Well, if you’re a woman, this might change your mind. Because you pay way more on average — way more — for your policy than a man who gets identical coverage. And we know what you’re thinking, but it has little or nothing to do with the cost of childbearing.
If you’re teetering on the edge with your home loan, help might (finally?) be on the way. The Treasury and the FDIC have come up with a rescue plan for little ol’ you.
You know how proud you feel when your kid gets weighed and s/he’s tipping the toddler scales in the 95 percentile? OK, well, what if seven pounds of that weight were a tumor, as was the case for this little boy. Yeeuugh.
Finally, we’d be remiss (and kicked out of our own home) were we not to mention The! Big! News! The Phillies turned back the Rays to win the World Series last night. Good morning news, people, good morning news.