Despite my lack of blogging in over a week (pox on those darn school fundraisers), there has been plenty of political fodder coming out of both campaigns. So to bring us up to speed, here's another addition of 60 Second Politics:
- Allegations are amassing that community group ACORN has turned in thousands of fraudulant voter registrations in at least 6 states. Acorn workers have been indicted in Missouri and convicted in Wisconsin and Colorado, and investigations are still under way in Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. According to the Wall Street Journal, "Acorn officials bill themselves as nonpartisan community organizers merely interested in giving a voice to minorities and the poor. In reality, Acorn is a union-backed, multimillion-dollar outfit that uses intimidation and other tactics to push for higher minimum wage mandates and to trash Wal-Mart and other non-union companies."
- The McCain campaign has been hitting Sen. Obama hard over the last week on his ties and associations to questionable figures like terrorist Bill Ayers. An article from Commentary.com gives an analysis of why these associations and character does matter.
- Salon.com published an interesting article about the various "makeovers" Sen. McCain has gone through over the past few weeks and months in an effort to re-energize his campaign and to connect with voters.
- Sen. Obama recently purchased 30-minutes of air time from two national networks and is in negotiations with two other networks. What he'll do with the air time remains to be seen. Along the same lines, here is a great article on the amount of money each candidate is spending on commercials.
- Of course, the economy is on everyone's mind. The Wall Street Journal helps you sort out the latest plans and moves to stabilize the economy: "What Paulson is Trying to Do."