Ready for the Big Pivot to the general-election stretch drive! Missed being in Charlotte a few times, but then lay down and got over it. Here are some remains of the day and week:

* Ohio Secretary of State backs down on refusal to allow counties to plan for early voting in last 3 days before election after judge gets stern about it.

* TNR’s Nate Cohn examines theory that holding convention in a given state moves votes, finds little evidence of it, particularly where convention site doesn’t dominate state media.

* At Crooks & Liars, Blue Texan takes turn whacking the pinata that is a Peggy Noonan column.

* Howard Fineman claims tone of Obama’s acceptance speech dictated by dial-testing with focus groups, or something. If I were in Obama campaign, I’d probably tell him that, too.

* Day of supposedly catastrophic jobs report: stocks up!

And in non-political news:

* FEMA suggests planning for zombie apocalypse good way to focus community disaster preparedness. No kidding.

Okay, this very long week and fortnight finally over. Ryan Cooper is in for weekend blogging, which means lots of energy.

My Saturday will be focused on something non-political:


Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.