Obama's Outlook: It was the chief rationalization of Al Gore's purported loss in 2000. If you can't carry your own state, you don't deserve to win anyway. Our fifth story on the Countdown: senior advisers to the Democratic Nominee telling Newsweek that it might be worth their while to put one more state on the table. Arizona. And suddenly those McCain robo-calls on his own turf, begin to make a lot more sense.
Commanding Decisions: After a long, bruising primary fight, which pitted his wife against the eventual nominee... it is now former President Bill Clinton who may have served up the most telling insight into Senator Barock Obama's leadership style. And in our fourth story on the Countdown, Senator John McCain's leadership style... apparently leading him to already pre-blame somebody, should he go down to defeat.
ODDBALL: We Seth the fight to music.
Early and Awesome: In Nevada, they go from the produce aisle, to the slots, to the ballot box...In California, they're doing it drive-through style. In Ohio, they arrive at the board of elections by the bus-load. They are the early voters. And, in our third story on the Countdown -- they're turning out in droves.
WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD: Bill-O, Pamela Geller, Sarah Palin