Wednesday Things

  • Republicans delight in polls showing the presidential race tighter and the President below 50% — but Democrats think their ground game can get them the rest of the way in November.
  • In the current era, winning a competitive Senate race without TV spending help from the national party committees and friendly outside groups is inconceivable. If Akin can stay even or better in the polls without financial backing from DC and New York, it appears he will stay in the race. If he tanks in the polls, perhaps he will reconsider. In the meantime, there do not appear to be any other cards for national and Missouri Republican establishment GOPers to play.
  • Both campaigns plan to feature “real people” at their conventions. There have been efforts to do this in past; it is really hard to pull off, in part because network producers are as interested in including “real people” in their convention programming as they are featuring test patterns. (Younger readers: Google “test pattern.”)
Related Topics: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Todd Akin, 2012 Elections, News, Republican Party, The Page

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