1. “Barack Obama wore a flag lapel pin during the first debate and John McCain did not, for those who monitor patriotic accessorizing,” Zay Smith notes in his Sun-Times Quick Takes column today.
Maybe both candidates were trolling for crossover votes.
2. “Forty-six percent of American voters are still unable to correctly identify Barack Obama as a Christian,” Smith also writes.
Yeah, but that’s a higher percentage of Republicans who identify John McCain as a Christian.
3. “The people of Cook County need a state’s attorney who is ready to run the office now, not someone ready to learn on the job,” the Sun-Times writes today in its endorsement of Anita Alvarez for Cook County State’s Attorney.
Experience will be much less important when the paper endorses Barack Obama for president – just as it was when the paper endorsed Obama over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.