Morning Reads For Monday October 8, 2012

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Georgia Stuff
– Ramp meters to open in Gwinnett and Forsyth on Wednesday.
– Augusta Chronicle on last week’s Presidential Debate.
– Is someone out to get Victor Hill? Remember, just because he’s paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get him.
Criticism of State Democratic Party Chair Mike Berlon.

Georgia Election Stuff
– Spreadsheet showing cash on hand for contested State races.
– AJC on Glenn Richardson’s comeback attempt.
– Incumbent Matt Hatchett and challenger Sheikh Rahman appeared at a forum in the race for House District 150.

National/International Stuff
– Bill 0’Reilly and Jon Stewart had a debate but a glitch messed up the live stream.
– A number of Pastors took to their pulpits to endorse candidates and dared the IRS to do something about it.
– It what may seal the election for Obama, Snoop Dogg gives you ten reasons to not vote for Romney.
– Debate coverage you may have missed, here and here.
– A look at early voting in Ohio. Not good numbers for Obama. The GOP has an edge in NC early voting, but The President is doing very well in Iowa early voting.
– Hugo Chavez “wins.” ¡Viva la Revolución Bolivariana!
Turkey retaliates against Syria.
– Isreal shoots down a drone.
– Record high gas prices in Cali.

Polling Stuff
– New PPP poll gives Obama a slim 2 pt lead in WI.
– CO: RCP average is tied.
– Two new polls give Romney slim leads in FL, and VA.
– New polls put Ohio a one point race.
– RCP National polling average: Obama 48.4, Romney 47.0.

Other Stuff
– The Falcons knocked RG3 out of the game and moved to 5-0.
– Baseball is not supposed to be decided by one game series.
– The latest college football rankings.
– This weekend’s box office results.


  1. I wouldn’t put too much stock in early voting totals at this point. We know Iowa, North Carolina and Ohio will all be close so one party or another having a big early vote lead a month out from the election is pretty meaningless.

    To put it in perspective, I can’t remember off the top of my head what ’08 looked like at this point here, but in 2010 the early vote started out very low on African American % and then by the time early voting ended African American % was between 28-30 – and that’s what it ended up being for the whole election.

  2. saltycracker says:

    Ironic: Taken 2 is in 3,661 theaters, the same number of bad guys Liam knocked off in the movie.

    Life lessons (good grief): AJC: UGA quarterback’s house egged & rolled. Maybe if this had started when he was in high school he’d have done better……or middle school….

    • saltycracker says:

      P.S. Obama 48.4 & Romney 47.0 ? Does that mean Obama only got 1.4% of those that pay income taxes ?

  3. Andre says:

    I have three comments.

    First, in regards to the ongoing struggles of Georgia Democrats, folks who continue their call for Mike Berlon’s ouster may have to grin and bear it until his term expires in 2015.

    As we learned yesterday, it is hard to remove Hugo Chavez as President of Venezuela. It is equally as hard to remove any officer of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

    Keeping with politics, cronyism seems to have taken hold of the Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections. The AJC reports that a Republican Party appointee helped an inept, former county Democratic Party chairman become head of elections in the state’s largest county.

    I hope Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Roger Bonds will consider replacing Bill Riley with another person as the GOP’s representative on the Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections. Riley, in my opinion, has violated the public trust by helping an unqualified friend gain a job overseeing elections. That’s insulting to me.

    Finally, I wish baseball would return to the playoff format of the early 90s; two division winners meet in the league championship series. The pennant races of the 90s were exciting, especially ’93 pennant race between the Braves and the Giants.

  4. Calypso says:

    Georgia Tech ought to play Georgia State in a football game this season. At least one of them would then be guaranteed a win.

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