I can’t vote for Joe III — I’m not in that district — but I think this is just a great ad, and wish there were more Democrats framing arguments like this. (JKIII is JoeII’s son, Bobby’s grandson; if he wins, he’ll be taking over Barney Frank’s seat in a slightly rejiggered district.)
Also, Mr. Pierce has a mordantly funny post about Joe’s feckless Repub opponent.
Speaking of mordantly funny, commentor PirateDan linked to RepublicanJobCreation.com: “The GOP, keeping millions unemployed to put one man out of work.” May be NSFW, if your boss or mom spots how Mike Stanfill has altered the postage-stamp-sized GOP logo…
And to calm any morning jitters, Greg Sargent reports (via Taegan Goddard, via Mark Halperin) on how the Obama team views the final stretch:
… Chicago remains sufficiently funded and emboldened by its own polling to compete for the final two weeks in all nine of the battlegrounds: Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia in the South; New Hampshire in the North; Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin in the Midwest; and Nevada and Colorado in the West. As they have in the past, Obama campaign officials say they expect to win a high percentage of those states and conceivably could sweep all nine.
When pressed, the Obama officials with whom I met said that five of the nine stand out: Nevada, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire. In that quintet, Democrats believe the combination of their current leads in polling, early voting (where applicable), and ground game makes their chances of winning even greater there than in the other four. And given the Electoral College math, unless Romney picks off one or more of those five states, Obama would win a minimum of 281 electoral votes and re-election.
Meanwhile, early voting is underway, and as Molly Ball reports, more Dems than Republicans have voted in Iowa, North Carolina and Nevada. In Ohio, more votes have been cast from areas that Obama won last time than from Republican ones. Also important: The Obama team believes the early voting foreshadows a diverse electorate. Campaign calculations show that two thirds of those who have voted early are women, young voters or minorities, and that voter registration has gone up the most among Latinos and African Americans…