So shortly after I decided to “adopt” the Bay Area teams in the MLB post-season, the Giants made the cut but the A’s didn’t. And while I’m not an obsessive Yankee-hater like so many folk out there, I was an Orioles fan in the Earl Weaver era, so hope the Birds can prevail later today.
Here’s some mid-day news morsels:
* So you thought Biden was “aggressive” last night? Check out video from Sherman-Berman debate in California. And both these guys are Democrats. Thanks a lot, Top Two system!
* Salon‘s Irin Carmon notes that last night’s discussion of abortion policy was light on references to women and their rights.
* RCP’s Sean Trende runs numbers and suggests a one-in-three chance of a divergence between the popular vote and electoral vote winner if the margin is under one percent. At this point, Obama more likely to be the beneficiary.
* But–Jon Chait reminds us that Republicans have enormous built-in advantages in congressional elections, at least for next eight years.
* Latest Gallup daily tracking has Obama approval rating back down to 50%, with Romney holding two-point lead in 7-day-rolling average w/ LVs.
And in non-political news:
* Microsoft said to be moving into hardware business, impatient with partners’ handling of post-PC environment.
Back after I appear on KCRW’s “To the Point,” with Karen Tumulty and others.