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And, we're back!

Wow, we had some technical problems with our yahoo server last week. But we're back up and ready to go.

Iowa is shaping up well for Obama, so we're going to try to start tracking him everyday. Stay tuned, and don't forget to leave your thoughts!!

Thanks!

RFO 

Urgent Message From the Campaign

I just received this message from the campaign.  PLEASE everyone, do what you can to help!

Transcendent

Great article from The Atlantic on how Repulicans have made partisan politics worse, and how Obama can transcend and heal.

Too far left?

An article of interest for swing voters: Steingart  points out the dangers of Obama and others overemphasizing the need for increased welfare state and increased tax revenue. He believes that elections "are not won at the center ... but slightly right of center."

Debate thoughts

If you missed the debate last night, you can catch highlights at msnbc.com.

Here's a summary of the candidates:

Obama was lucid and intelligent, and not afraid to call the mods on a couple of silly, illogical questions. He did go on the offensive against Hillary, although Edwards really took the lead in that department. Obama had a couple of very funny moments that really let his personality show, though in trying to be funny he slipped up a bit and ended up with a rare personal attack against Romney (though you could argue that "Mitt started it").

MSNBC October Debate

Don't forget to watch Obama in the MSNBC debate tonight. Barack has hinted that he'll ramp up the offensive against Clinton. But Howard Fineman suggests Barack will need to plan his attack carefully in order to prevent Hillary from playing the victim-of-mudslinging card.

The debate will be aired on MSNBC at 9 Eastern. Or if you don't have cable or are away from your TV, it'll be streamed live at MSNBC.com.

Not so fast...

So is Hillary running away with the nomination? The pollsters and media want you to think so, but as one of my favorite sports commentators likes to say, "Not so fast, my friends..."

There's a great article this week that explains just why you can't put too much faith in Hillary's lead, even as enormous as it is.

RFO in the news

This week I had to opportunity to assist reporters in two interviews.  One was for CBS/Chicago's Channel 2 News and one was for Medill News Service radio network.

 

I don't get many opportunities to post online, but I just wanted to make note of the these interviews and encourage everyone else out there to keep spreading the word. 

 

Hope revisited

This guy sums it up pretty well, at least for me: "Trying Times for the Obama Faithful."

I don't know how anybody else feels, but I'll admit it: I've lost hope. I can't even bring myself to read up on the headlines anymore. Hillary has run away with the nomination and it looks as if there's no turning back.

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