In Missouri, the last day to register to vote is Oct. 8. That's likely part of the reason the political advertisements are running high and why Mr. McCain and Mrs. Obama made recent trips to Kansas City.
Did you watch the debate Thursday night between the vice presidential candidates? Pretty interesting. If Sarah winks at me one more time I'm going to shoot her. If Joe talks about W one more time I'm going to shoot him. I just wish they would clearly answer the question posed.
Elections guides still indicate that Missouri is leaning red. But, after the pull out in Michigan by McCain's camp, I'd guess that some still think the state could swing. Interesting.
The election guides I frequently check -- New York Times, NPR and CNN -- originally had 11 or 12 states as tossups. Most now have five or six: Nevada, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, Florida and New Hampshire.