I'm Kinda Shocked By This Poll

Rasmussen polled the upcoming New Hampshire Gubernatorial race:

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows [incumbent Democrat Gov. John] Lynch picking up 48% support, while [GOP challenger John] Stephen, the former state Health and Human Services commissioner, is right behind with 46% of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer a different candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.
… which causes Rasmussen to move the race from "Solid Democratic" to "Toss-Up". Given that Governor Lynch won the two previous elections by 74-26 and 70-28, that's pretty big, I think.

Barackrobatics: Spot the Ellipsis

From the Remarks by the President at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's 33rd Annual Awards Gala:

But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together -- what made us all Americans -- was not a matter of blood, it wasn't a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
A remarkable omission! (And I should know, because I just remarked on it.) Perhaps someone should check to see if the copy in the National Archives has been surreptitiously edited.

(Via Frank Ross at Big Journalism, who has video.)