Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 | 11:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Greetings from the chilly capital, where hotel rooms for the inauguration are already fetching sky-high rates. That's Jan. 20, as bumper stickers around here remind.
In Nevada today, the presidential battle continues with surrogate visits from Michelle Obama, the Democratic nominee’s wife, stumping in the Las Vegas area, and Meghan McCain, the daughter of the Republican nominee, in Pahrump and Henderson.
Back on the Hill, it’s all-bailout-all-the-time with continued congressional hearings this week on the financial mess. One panelist this morning at the conservative Heritage Foundation said there's a "hang-them-all" mentality in the populace. I'll bet.
Here’s a quick look back at the weekend’s papers:
- The Porter-Titus race remains a nail-biter. A poll out Sunday shows state Sen. Dina Titus barely up, 47-45, but well within the margin of error in the race to unseat Republican Rep. Jon Porter.
- Meanwhile, colleague J. Patrick Coolican writes Titus allies want her to get tougher
against Porter’s attacks.
And the inimitable Jon Ralston muses on Porter’s staying power.
- Republicans should acknowledge the potential of a Democratic White House and save the Senate, writes neo-conservative David Frum in the Washington Post.
- I wrote Sunday about the quest for a filibuster-proof Senate. Frum says the Republicans should do all they can to prevent that from happening:
“In these last days before the vote, Republicans need to face some strategic realities. Our resources are limited, and our message is failing. We cannot fight on all fronts. We are cannibalizing races that we must win and probably can win in order to help a national campaign that is almost certainly lost. In these final 10 days, our goal should be: senators first.”
- No more arugula jokes. Sen. Barack Obama returned to Las Vegas over the weekend, at ease with his blue-collar groove.
- Thoughts on VP nominee Sarah Palin's crowds up north.
- Who will win the White House? Politico says the off-shore odds-makers have the numbers.
That's all for now. Check back later for all your Nevada political news.