Day’s End and Weekend Watch

I’m knocking off a bit early today (though with the usual number of posts in the can!) to head out for a brief weekend trip, but will obviously be alert during what could be a strange weekend of developments and anticipated developments. Here’s what’s left from today:

* New CNN/ORC poll in Ohio shows Obama still up 50-46 among LVs. Obama leading among early voters so far by 59/38.

* Nate Silver’s latest forecast shows Obama with 73% probability of winning, mainly because of battleground state advantages.

* Krugman takes another swing at Romney’s “five-point plan.”

* At Ten Miles Square, Harold Pollack quantifies very small number of abortions that would fall under Romney’s “moderate” exceptions.

* At College Guide, Mark Kleiman discusses the perilous state of the University of California system, particularly if Prop 30 is defeated.

And in non-political news:

* List of the richest person in each of the 50 states.

I’m out. Simon van Zuylen-Wood will be handling Weekend Blogging duties, and he’s got quite a lot planned aside from reacting to the news.

See you Monday.

Selah.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.