Needless to say, incumbent Dole trails Democrat Kay Hagan in the race for one of North Carolina's senate seats. An understandably outraged Hagan responded with an ad defending her Christianity. It's all irrelevant, or should be, but Hagan does get in a terrific dig at the close of her spot:
FiveThirtyEight compares Obama's formidable ground game with McCain's flimsy effort. Scroll down to the telling photos of empty, near empty, and closed McCain offices from around the country...
In fact, McCain has pretty much abandoned the ground game and taken to the air:
This week, a number of veteran GOP operatives who orchestrate door-to-door efforts to get voters to the polls were told they should not expect to receive plane tickets, rental cars or hotel rooms from the campaign.Friday's Choice: Happy Halloween from The Jersey Devil himself!
"The desire for parity on television comes at the expense of investment in paid boots on the ground," said one top Republican strategist who has been privy to McCain's plans. "The folks who will oversee the volunteer operation have been told to get out into the field on their own nickel."