The Note: It's Not Whether You Win or Lose, It's How You Play the Game

Kit Seelye of the New York Times writes about Ralph Nader's Thursday "monologue," at a press conference in Washington Thursday. She writes "it was less a call to arms than a not-so-fond farewell to a bitter campaign." LINK

Wall Street Journal's Amy Schatz calls Nader "the Democrats' nagging headache." LINK

Although Ralph Nader has lost most of the support he had in the 2000 election, he will be on the ballot in 34 states. LINK

Ralph Nader tells the Hartford Advocate what his presidential cabinet would look like. "Janet Reynolds, she would be my press secretary. Richard Debs [board member of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, we think] would be my secretary of state. [Illinois Republican Congressional candidate] Marvin Bailey Scott would be my department secretary of commerce. Jan Pierce, former vice president of the communication workers of America, will be my secretary of labor. [New Jersey attorney and Green politician] Carl Mayer will be my attorney general." LINK

Kerry supporter Jesse Ventura held up for Nader's right to run before a group of college students Thursday. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: the Senate:

Helen Dewar Notes that the Louisiana Senate race might not be decided until December, and that a Kerry victory would lead to a Senate race in late spring. LINK

USA Today's Andrea Stone sees "costly" and "caustic" Senate races. LINK

The Charlotte Observer's Jim Morrill reports that breast cancer is becoming a central issue in the Burr-Bowles race. LINK

The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg on the Kentucky Senate race, where incumbent Jim Bunning finds himself going from a front runner over Daniel Mongiardo to fighting, as the cliché goes, for his political life. LINK

The latest Mason-Dixon poll for the Orlando Sentinel shows Martinez and Castor tied -- complete with the most egregious example of poll reporting we have ever seen. LINK

And the race is still nasty and ugly. LINK

Media:

In the Wall Street Journal, ABC News' Jonathan Karl reviews a new book by Geoffrey Stone called Perilous Times. Read it and you'll be smarter about American history — and Tuesday's election. LINK

TODAY'S SCHEDULE (all times ET):

—8:30 am: The Commerce Department releases its advance report on the third quarter GDP

—9:00 am: Vice President Cheney attends a 72-hr kickoff rally in Eau Claire, WI

—9:00 am: Doro Bush Koch hosts a live chat on www.GeorgeWBush.com/chat to discuss how women can turn out the vote

—9:15 am: Elizabeth Edwards holds an early vote gathering at Kleman Plaza, Tallahassee, FL

—10:00 am: Sen. John Edwards holds a rally at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI

—10:30 am: Sen. John Kerry speaks at the Orlando Centroplex Exhibit Center, Orlando, FL

—10:30 am: Gov. Ed Rendell holds a rally on behalf of the Kerry-Edwards ticket at Cabrini College, Randor, PA

—10:30 am: Chris Heinz and actress Kristin Dunst campaign on behalf of the Kerry-Edwards ticket at Michigan State, East Lansing, MI

—10:45 am: President Bush holds a rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH

—10:45 am: White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card campaigns on behalf of the Bush-Cheney ticket at the Hilltop Restaurant, Ellsworth, ME

—11:30 am: Gov. Jeb Bush campaigns on behalf of the Bush-Cheney ticket at the Goodlette Senior Center, Hieleah, FL

—11:30 am: Gen. Wesley Clark speaks at a rally at the University of Minnesota Law School, Albuquerque, NM

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