1. This post is an experiment - my first from my mobile phone - we'll see how this works. 2. The state-by-state presidential polls have been all over the place. A week ago, Barack Obama had a lead of 57 electoral votes with 67 tossup votes. A few days ago, John McCain had taken a lead of as much as 25 electoral votes. Now, that lead is 10 electoral votes in McCain's favor with 96 tossup votes. What is also interesting is that McCain's lead has narrowed significantly in Nevada, Missouri, and Indiana. If Obama were to get the 216 he has now solidly plus the 96 tossups plus Nevada, Missouri, and Indiana, he would have nearly 340 electoral votes - a substantial victory. While it's still likely that the electoral college will be close, one can see the makings of a comfortable electoral college victory for either candidate - though more likely for Obama. 3. Even though momentum seems to be moving Obama's way again, there's still a lot of action ahead. I still worry that "Obama" is the Luo word for "Dukakis." 4. We had a primary here in Massachusetts yesterday - with very low turnout - including here in West Brookfield. Just how low was the turnout? Fewer people voted yesterday in West Brookfield - Democrat and Republican - than voted for me at the Town election in May.