On a conference call now with Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, battleground state chief Jennifer O'Malley, and national field director Jon Carson talking about the state of the presidential race on Friday with eleven days to go. Poking at John McCain, Plouffe said, "we have not careened from message to message."
O'Malley said about 1.5 million volunteers working out of homes or one of the more than 700 offices throughout the country. This weekend the campaign expects to have more than one million "conversations" with voters in battleground states--that's a discussion, either phone or in person, not just a literature drop or door knock.
Plouffe, O'Malley and Carson in this metric heavy briefing are painting a very very upbeat scenario for Obama, with early voting trends showing an outpouring of Democrats--new, sporadic and habitual voters.