Tensions High Before Historic Midterm Elections
The historic midterm elections are finally here, and there is drama right up until the end.
Sarah Palin lashed out at a local TV station in Alaska, where reporters were recorded talking about finding a child molester at a rally for Joe Miller, the Republican Senatorial candidate supported by Palin.
"We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight at least one of them will be a registered sex offender," a reporter was recorded saying.
"That's sick. Those are corrupt bastards, Chris. That's what is wrong with the media today," said an outraged Palin on Fox News.
KTVA released a statement saying, "The recording is real [but] the allegations are untrue...to allege that our staff was discussing or planning to create or fabricate stories regarding [the] candidate is absurd."
Politico.com is reporting that a top priority for the Republican Party establishment is "stopping Palin" should she decide to run for President in 2010 because she'd be a quote "disaster in waiting."
"Republican insiders in Washington don't believe that she would win a general election match up and that if she went head to head with President Obama in a debate, Obama would win," said Bob Cusack, managing editor of thehill.com.
A fiery Palin responded to the article. "I'll just ignore this crap," she said.
Meanwhile, President Obama is rallying voters up to the last minute. 8,000 people showed up for his final rally in Cleveland, Ohio, but there were thousands of empty seats.
And it got more difficult in Connecticut, where protesters caused another Obama rally to spin out of control.
The President addressed the protestors, saying, "Excuse me, young people. You've been appearing at every rally we've been doing, and we're funding global AIDS and the other side is not. So I don't know why you think this is a useful strategy to take."
Former President Clinton was also out on the campaign trail, but during his speech, an Ohio congressman running for re-election bolted from the stage. Why? His wife had just gone into labor!
And two former presidents got a warm reception at game four of the World Series. George Bush watched son George W. Bush throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The senior Bush who is 86 looked frail and used a cane to walk around the baseball field.