The Note

The Los Angeles Times says that [o]fficials are scrambling to find new ballot formats that can accommodate dozens of candidates' names — more than they have ever seen in a single contest. Some, who once expected this to be a quiet season, are rushing to implement untested, high-tech voting systems for which their employees have not been trained." LINK

California recall, the Invisible Primary:

Return of The Notepad???

Not quite, but we asked leading representatives of the Democratic presidential campaigns to send us a description of what has happened to the level of press calls/press interest in their campaigns since Arnold hit big.

Here are some of their answers:

Jano Cabrera for Joe Lieberman: ""There's definitely been a Gigli-like drop off in business. Since Ahr-nold announced, reporters have totally redefined what passes for news. But we're adjusting; from this point forward Lieberman will only speak in corny one-liners and appear at all public events bare-chested and glistening in oil."

Jennifer Palmieri for John Edwards: ""Arnold … is he the son of a mill worker? To date, Wagner has not found Total Recall worthy of his attention. My life remains the same. Please (!) send any overlooked angles to jwagner@REDACTED.com. Maybe Arnold and Clay Aiken as a ticket?"

Robert Gibbs (via his spokesgal) for John Kerry: " … .it's so quiet that Lehane went on vacation and nobody noticed."

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