The Invisible Primary, 10/3

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Sarah Palin is robo-calling in Virginia's gubernatorial race, though the GOP candidate hasn't embraced her; she also took a swipe at independent New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett on her Facebook page; where she also sparred with Vice President over energy policy; more people want to read upcoming memoirs by Condoleezza Rice and President Bush than Palin's "Going Rogue," according to a Vanity Fair/CBS poll; Newt Gingrich will appear with Al Sharpton at a high school in Montgomery, Alabama today as part of their Education Road Tour; he was also "deeply upset" that Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava, whom he had endorsed, decided to back Democrat Bill Owens after dropping out of New York's 23rd district special election; and Mike Huckabee is planning a 60-city tour to promote his Christmas book.