CAMPAIGN EFFLUVIA….I guess every presidential campaign has ’em: the last minute bizarro issues that suddenly become life or death campaign fodder. This year, we’ve had no fewer than three in the final month of the campaign:

  1. Flu vaccine shortage.

  2. 380 tons of missing explosives.

  3. The Osama videotape.

Isn’t that amazing? Ultimately, these are all trivial issues that will be entirely forgotten within a few months, but they just might be the things that decide who will be president for the next four years. Sometimes I feel like we should just flip a coin and save ourselves the trouble.