Tied in Texas

ABC/WaPost has Clinton and Obama tied in Texas with Clinton's lead in Ohio at a substantial-but-shrinking 50-43. Given the general tendency of Obama to gain over time, this means Clinton really has to kick his ass in tonight's debate.

Meanwhile, years ago I was an intern at Rolling Stone alongside much-more-adept intern Conor Bezane. He, in turn, stuck more closely to the music-themed-journalism concept and works at MTV News where he's got a story on Obama's creative class mobilization that quotes yours truly.