the wheels on the bus

by twit

go round and round…

Even McCain can’t help but campaign for Obama:

From his interview to air tonight on Larry King Live. …

KING: You don’t believe Barack Obama is a socialist do you?

MCCAIN: “No”

while rumor has it, Palin is no longer welcome on the Straight Talk Express:

I’ve heard from one well-placed source that McCain has snubbed her on one long bus ride aboard the Straight Talk Express, to the embarrassment of those sitting nearby.

and the mad scramble is on in the McCain campaign to blame Palin for everything:

John McCain’s campaign is looking for a scapegoat. It is looking for someone to blame if McCain loses on Tuesday.

And it has decided on Sarah Palin.

In recent days, a McCain “adviser” told Dana Bash of CNN: “She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone.”

Imagine not taking advice from the geniuses at the McCain campaign. What could Palin be thinking?

Also, a “top McCain adviser” told Mike Allen of Politico that Palin is “a whack job.”

which apparently means that Palin is left to fend for herself, since she is blissfully campaigning to a solar energy company with her signature “drill, baby, drill“ anthem:

Palin spoke after touring Xunlight Corp., one of a handful of solar technology startup companies in Toledo, a struggling industrial city in northern Ohio. City leaders are hoping the solar companies will create jobs to replace some of those lost by auto-industry downsizing.

But she made only a passing reference to solar power in her speech and instead renewed her call for more drilling in U.S. coastal waters. She repeated her signature anthem, “Drill, baby, drill,” which seemed to fall a bit flat on the audience even as it’s become a popular chant at her rallies.

Not to be outdone, McCain forgets when “Joe the Plumber” is supposed to appear at a rally, leading to an instant YouTube classic, via Wonkette:

and in the meantime, Arizona is now up for grabs:

With less than a week until Election Day, McCain is leading his Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, by 2 points, 46 to 44, down from a 7-point lead a month ago and a double-digit lead this summer, according to a poll from Arizona State University.

Factor in the 3-percentage point margin of error, and a race that was once a nearly sure thing for McCain is now a toss-up, pollsters say.

and the already massive Democrat turnout continues:

in North Carolina, according to state election officials, 58 percent of early voters have been registered Democrats compared with 25 percent registered Republicans. Democrats have also turned out in higher numbers in Florida, Iowa and New Mexico.

and continues:

Barack Obama has a 53-34 point lead over Republican John McCain among those who have already voted, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday.

The survey conducted Oct. 23-26 found that among those who intend to vote early but have not yet done so, Obama leads 56-37.

… Among all likely voters, he leads McCain, 53-38 percent, and a poll analysis found that “since mid-September, McCain’s support has declined significantly across most voting blocs.”

oh, and Barack Obama is currently predicted to have a 95.7 percent chance of winning the election…

which calls for a reprise of this video:

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