08/28/2008 03:08 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Convention Odds and Ends

First, a quick update on yesterday's post on the Obama campaign briefing. First, James Barnes of the National Journal has a write-up of the strategy spelled out by campaign manager David Plouffe yesterday that includes extended verbatim excerpts from the briefing.

In the briefing, Plouffe emphasized that when it comes to polling "all we care about is these 18 states." I had not specified those 18 states, but they are: Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia.

Second, on Tuesday, I participated in a panel on polling put on by the National Journal along with Hotline editor Amy Walter and pollsters Ed Reilly, who conducts the Diageo Hotline poll and Geoff Garin, who worked for Hillary Clinton earlier this year. Video excerpts from that panel are now available at the this link.

Finally, in an hour or so, I will be going offline and heading over to Invesco Field for the evening. I've been experimenting with Twitter this week (under the handle of, what else, MysteryPollster), and will probably post some comments there tonight (with the caveat that any such "tweets" are likely to be a bit off our usual focus on polling and surveys).