All Your Base Are Belong To Us

I recall reading an account several years ago of a political operative who would drive back roads stopping in diners and general stores in small towns to engage people in conversation. He'd ask them of their opinions and listen. He would compile his anecdotal "opinion research" to inform himself and his candidates of the political climate. Invariably he would call election outcomes correctly.

It's been difficult to gage how things will shake out in Missouri. The polls, or at least the top numbers, don't give us anything definitive.

The money chase for Democrats in Missouri has been hampered by a favorite son presidential candidate and a primary challenge to the incumbent Democratic governor - both of which have sucked the fundraising oxygen out of the state. People are contributing to John Kerry's campaign, too - they don't want dubya to continue in office and they're reaching for their wallets.

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