1. We just lost 160,000 jobs in September.
2. The credit markets are completely frozen
3. The day before the debate, General McKiernan, (of the popular McClellen pronounciation), the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, made an urgent appeal for more troops and equipment.
and (my personal favorite calamity)
4. "The election’s outcome is likely to have an enormous impact on questions like the right to abortion, the wall between church and state, and the power of the president to detain Americans. Since several justices could depart in the next four years, this could be the most important election for the court in many decades."
Bob Herbert asks in puzzled amazement, " Where is the evidence that Governor Palin even understands these complex and enormously challenging problems?"
It's best to not think of CNN's Sanjay Gupta announcing that the medical records the McCain campaign allowed journalists to review in a closed room for three hours (no copies, no pictures, they were allowed to take notes and I guess use their amazing powers of photographic memory) were probably nowhere near complete (they would have no way of knowing).
People, the emperor has no clothes. Or rather, he has had several bouts of skin cancer, a stroke, and physical, emotional, and mental damage from his internment.
I keep waiting for J-tron to JK us. "Oh my god guys, I was totally just fucking with you. It's really Mitt"