The Invisible Primary, 10/7

Tracking the GOP race to 2012:

Tim Pawlenty will get some prime face time with the Iowa GOP when he headlines an event in Des Moines in November; Newt Gingrich said that a victory of Obama's values "would mean the end of American civilization as we know it"; Sarah Palin weighed in on Afghanistan on Facebook; and Canadian David Morrill is reportedly trying again to sell his Palin-autographed X-Box on eBay.