The real sword of Damocles hanging over the White House right now is this Friday's release of the October unemployment figures. If the numbers are bad, it could give Romney the last-second momentum he needs. If the numbers are good, Obama could waltz to victory.
Since the last time we took such a snapshot, roughly three weeks ago, both candidates have shown some firming up of their positions, but the good news for both candidates is mixed with some softening as well.
From where I sit, the Internet and television as I know it have not yet merged into one, even if media companies are anxious for us to believe otherwise. But the day is coming when we'll be living with the results of one giant media mash-up.
More and more, it is looking like Virginia will be the state that decides Election Night in Obama's favor. Sure, it could be Florida or Ohio, but my guess is that the vote-counting is going to take a while in both of them,
The campaign honchos have given the important job of canvassing and phone calling to the volunteers, whose commitment has been a major reason why Obama has been successful so far and most certainly will be the secret to his success should he become the next U.S. president.
Both age groups are looking at terrifyingly low numbers in their savings account. Neither group is looking at employment in well-paying industries anytime soon. And they both distrust the establishment.