Saturday Evening News Roundup

  • 100,000 people showed up to see Barack Obama in St. Louis today. That’s a staggering number of people, yet daily tracking polls show the race narrowing over the last few days. This ain’t over until the fat lady has counted all of the ballots.
  • The McCain campaign continues its relentless assault on Barack Obama and the community activist group ACORN. Despite the fact it has been proven that ACORN did not commit voter fraud and that there are virtually no links to the Obama campaign. Let’s face it. Reality has never stopped John McCain and Sarah Palin before. There is a nice, thoughtful editorial in the New York Times covering ACORN.
  • The New York Times has a series of five or six articles titled “The Reckoning”. These articles try to describe how we got in his financial meltdown. As I’ve said before, there is no one culprit. Both Republicans and Democrats can be blamed for being asleep at the wheel. In this latest installment, Peter Goodman takes another look at the Alan Greenspan legacy. Specifically, Goodman examines Alan Greenspan and derivatives. I don’t understand much about derivatives, but when George Soros and Warren Buffett both avoid this investment tool I believe that says something.
  • John McCain mentioned in the last debate that he was proud of his connection with G. Gordon Liddy. Really? Wasn’t Liddy the one who tried to circumvent the Constitution and destroy our government? Wasn’t he, in truth, planning an assassination?
  • Michele Bachmann (a Republican from MN) said some pretty remarkably racist things (crazy) on “Hardball” yesterday…
  • Scrutiny Hooligans, a fabulous local blog, has done the legwork and put together a voter’s guide for Progressives.
  • If you are looking to get involved in the final days of the campaign here in Asheville, North Carolina, there’s no better organization to assist than the Buncombe County Democrats.
  • Barack Obama picked up another major newspaper endorsement today — the Miami Herald.
  • Real Plumbers seem to be backing Barack Obama.