Gerry Canavan

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Random Friday Links, Politics Edition.

* McCain has finally stumbled on a winning message on the economy: “It’s all Obama’s fault!” Riiiiight.

* And judging from the above clip it looks like McCain’s speechwriters are still trying to find a line that doesn’t lead to a creepy smile.

* Turns out McCain doesn’t know that Fannie and Freddie are private companies, either.

* Woody Allen says it will be “a disgrace and a humiliation” for the United States if Obama loses. Too right.

* But the disgrace and humiliation is already here: American democracy has a severe legitimacy problem in the face of a decade of Republican electoral malfeasance, as Ezra Klein shows.

* Obama hits back on the truly awful infanticide smear with the toughest ad I think I’ve seen him run.

* Kevin Drum and Blaney’s Blarney take looks at our new nationally sponsored soccer team, Manchester United.

* And FiveThirtyEight.com shows that the probability of a 269-269 tie continues to increase, with most such scenarios centering on an Obama loss in New Hampshire. Come on, Omaha, don’t fail us now…

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