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AP Poll Shows Obama Backers Gleeful, McCain's Glum Associated Press | Enthusiasm gap can't be a good sign for GOP turnout Tuesday, especially for downballot races.
The McCain Surge That Wasn’t Wall Street Journal: Political Perceptions | The race never really did tighten, even though it would have been a better story if it had.
The Fifth 'Pivot Point' Election RealClearPolitics | Richard Reeves argues that this election will mark an historical turning point.
In John Edwards Country GQ Blog | From Robert Draper, as sharp and withering an assessment of John Edwards as you're likely to read.
What Phil Singer Cost Hillary Politics | Maybe spokesman didn't help matters, but who put him in that specific role? Isn't the candidate -- not staff -- ultimately to blame?
Obama Goes Up in AZ, GA and ND MSNBC: First Read | Obama now advertising in three states Bush won by double-digits in 2004, including McCain's home. Can GOP afford to match?
Barack and Bill Still Strangers, Despite Appearances New York Magazine: Daily Intel | They didn't like each other before, so why would they now?
McCain to Appear on 'Saturday Night Live' Just Before Election Associated Press | This should turn things around.
McCain's Mountain of a Problem FiveThirtyEight | Early voting numbers in Colo. and N.M. are bad signs for McCain.
Growing Doubts on Palin Take a Toll, Poll Finds New York Times | Sixty percent think Palin's unprepared, but the other 40 percent will vote in the 2012 GOP primary.
South May Be Shifting in Democrats' Direction Boston Globe | Let's wait a few cycles before we start the realignment talk. Why? Ask Karl Rove.
What's Up With Still-Undecided Voters? Los Angeles Times | Are they extra thoughtful and contemplative? Or just confused? I don't know. I can't decide.
Rahm Emanuel: Obama's Chief of Staff? Chicago Tribune: The Swamp | Rahm would probably rather be Speaker. But that could take awhile, and he dislikes waiting.
Cover This! Inside the Nastiest ’08 Rumors Politico | Too bad they left out the best one of all, about Obama and the [edited].

By Ben Pershing  |  October 31, 2008; 7:43 AM ET
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