— From NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Lauren Appelbaum
The Obama campaign has put out a fundraising appeal, sure to make its base's collective mouth drop.
"You'll see one of two things when you look at the television on the night of November 4th. Your donation of $5 or more while we still have time can help ensure one possible outcome."
It shows McCain winning the presidency, using past NBC election footage from 2004 and McCain's introducing Palin as his VP, and editing over graphics showing him winning the Republican primary to show him as the 44th President of the United States.
This is designed to create a sense of urgency among Obama voters, not to mention raise cash. Obama camp has ramped up get-out-the-vote efforts in key states like Virginia, calling would-be supporters to volunteer and bring laptops to local offices. In Maryland, for example, there is a focus on canvassing in Virginia and phone banking.
Remember New Hampshire might be another message. One of the possible reasons, explored by some, of many combining factors for Obama's loss in the Granite State -- despite polls in the run-up showing Obama ahead of Clinton -- was voters who thought Obama had it wrapped up and didn't go out to vote.