It is interesting to note that both Sen McCain and Gov Palin have been on TV to play up their lighter sides. I thought Gov Palin showed good sportsmanship, but Mark Wahlberg stole the moment when he asked to see Andy Sandburg who did a bad parody of him a few weeks ago. The show itself was a bit better than it has been, but not by much. I thought the rap was amusing, but was disappointed the Gov Palin didn't do it.
The light part will probably take a back seat to the news that Colin Powell is endorsing Barack Obama. This will help Sen Obama with military and
veteran voters, as Gen Powell is very well respected.
More states have started early voting, with Florida on Monday. This is ultimately favorable for Sen Obama, and some states have registration/voting at
the same time. The campaign is turning from a get people registered to get out the vote mode.
The site 538.com has a humorous and scary at the same time take on race and voting:
Sen Obama has also peaked at the polls, and Sen McCain hopes to take advantage of that. The problem is the results are small, and Sen McCain is going
to need help to give him a bigger boost (October Surprise). As funny as the appearances are, I don't think the target audience was going to vote for