Sam Boyd

Sam Boyd is a former assistant web editor at the Prospect

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ELECTION NIGHT GUIDE: INDIANA HOUSE RACES.

Both Baron Hill and Mark Souder have won, indicating that there won't be unexpectedly massive gains or a surprisingly bad night for Democrats.

Throughout the evening we will be providing updates on the races, counties, and demographic groups discussed in our election night guide.

--Sam Boyd

IF THIS DOESN'T MEAN IT'S OVER, I DON'T KNOW WHAT DOES.

Via Ben Smith, there's already a website dedicated to impeaching Obama. Meanwhile, I'm off to register ImpeachJindal.com a few years early.

--Sam Boyd

VOTING IS GOOD BECAUSE YOU GET TO DECIDE ON ISSUES (CRAZY, I KNOW).

It took me a while to figure out why I love, no luuurve, this video. Of course in part it's the catchy song and cute kids [Eds. Note: That's why I passed it around the office.], but what I really like is that, without taking sides, it is premised on the idea that you should vote because of, y'know, issues. Doesn't sound like much, but it's a huge step up from the usual Rock the Vote "you should vote because it's, like, awesome and ... Democracy... and puppies!" malarkey.

OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN COMMERCIAL WATCHED BY 21.7 PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS.

Seems to me he got his money's worth:

The combined overall household rating for Senator Barack Obama’s Wednesday night infomercial, in the top 56 local television markets where Nielsen maintains electronic TV meters, was 21.7. [...]

In comparison, the final debate between the two presidential candidates received a 38.3 household rating in the top 56 local TV markets. The candidates’ first debate on September 26 received a 34.7 household rating in the top 55 markets; their second debate, on October 7, received a 42.0 household rating in those markets. [...]

A WIDELY CONSIDERED QUESTION I HAVEN'T THOUGHT ABOUT AT ALL.

Then again, I don't haunt the "corridors of Democratic power":

And no subject is more avidly considered in the corridors of Democratic power than the future role of his chief adviser, political consultant David Axelrod. Democrats who know the Chicago-based political consultant, the key architect of Obama's campaign and of his public image, say Axelrod has signaled that he'll seriously consider taking on a job in the administration. That decision would be a central choice in shaping an Obama White House, and determining the relationship between his style of governance and political strategy.

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