A new poll shows 49 percent of NASCAR fans would vote for Barack Obama. Does this mean a core conservative constituency has shifted away from Mitt Romney? Not really.
Audiences don't trust the news media in general, polls show, but do trust the coverage of shows they like. That is steering Obama and Romney toward softer, 'friendlier' shows to a level unprecedented in a presidential campaign.
Beyonce hosts a campaign fundraiser for President Obama, and comes away with her own endorsement from the president as a role model for his daughters.
When Bill Clinton nominated President Obama at the Democratic National Convention last week, he emphasized cooperation and understanding arithmetic as essential to leadership. If you look at reality not rhetoric, you could say that Clinton was not so subtly endorsing Mitt Romney.
Sept. 11 is a day of remembrance, but it's also a day closer to a fiercely contested presidential election, and the campaign – via Internet, mail, even speeches – is hard to turn off.