So we'll let it rip (while we can) . . .
- VIRGINIA, MARYLAND & D.C. VOTE . . . Should bode well for Obama and McCain, but who knows. We'll know more around 7 p.m.
- STORM REPORT . . . Gov. Matt Blunt has activated SEMA to deal with the ice storm here. It's estimated that 34,000 people are without power the day after a thick coat of ice blanketed the Ozarks. There's been one reported death and 13 storm-related traffic injuries thusfar.
- BLUNT BACKS KINDER . . . Gov. Matt Blunt also announced he's supporting his Lieutenant Governor for re-election over Jack Jackson. No surprise there. But does Jackson have enough foot-soliders and veterans to force Kinder to even look over his shoulder?
- HUCK ON OBAMA . . . Mike Huckabee suggested Barack Obama would be a tougher general election opponent for the Republicans than Hillary Clinton. "Voters, ultimately, when they think about a leader, are not thinking about somebody who can fix the carburetor as much as it is they want someone who can drive the car and … describe the destination they want to go. That’s where I think Obama has had the distinct advantage,” Huckabee said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. He said people underestimated Obama and “his capacity to inspire and I think bring a different kind of dialogue to the race.”