I keep getting the question: where are the signs? If you are looking for signs, they ARE available. Contact your local Democratic organization, and they'll either have them, or direct you. If you're putting signs in your yard, please make sure to put up not just Obama/Biden signs, but those for Senate, Congress, and local elections as appropriate.
There's an old adage: if signs determined an election, Ron Paul would have been president for years. Signs are important on election day to help with enthusiasm. Signs in public areas are good for low information voters who go into the voting booth not knowing the names of the candidates. (Yes, it hurt to type that). And signs in yards are great to show where you stand. But signs cost money, and the money is going into TV ads and GOTV efforts.
The second question I keep getting is about the polls. This morning in PA, the latest "poll" had Romney up 4, and Casey losing. Polls are "all over the place and I don't know what to believe...what is the truth?"
Here's the most important thing to remember:
THE ONLY POLL THAT COUNTS IS THE ONE ON ELECTION DAY.
GET YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO VOTE.
WORK THE ELECTION.
That said, and thanks, I feel better now, it's important to realize that there are many types of polls. Partisan polls, registered voter polls, likely voter polls, phone screens, internet polls, land line plus cell phone polls, tracking polls, push polls.
What I do is to check out Steve Singiser's column on Kos. He posts around 11 Pacific Time every night, shows all the data, and provides insight. I then draw my own conclusions. I try VERY HARD to ignore the toplines that end up as screaming headlines.
I completely ignore the national data because I have a theory that Mittens and Eddie Munster are going to win higher percentages in red states then John Boy and Spunky did four years ago, and there's a lot of that noise infecting the toplines of the national data. I care much more about the non-partisan swing state polls: that's where we win or lose.
Other questions I've gotten the last 24 hours:
Is it true that a kid from Phoenixville works for the RNC and got caught throwing a bag of Democratic voter registrations into a dumpster? Yes, that's true.
Is it true that Romney will create 12 million jobs? No, not in America, in China. Those 12 million are projected regardless of who wins.
Is it true that Tagg Romney, in addition to wanting to punch out the president, owns the company that is being used for voting machines in part of Ohio? Yes, this is true, and the Obama administration (not the campaign, the administration) is on it.
Keep those cards and letters coming in, kids...