The Note: Plumb Broke

How many House members could get away with calling his constituents racists? "There's no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area," Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The older population is more hesitant."

How many county GOP chairmen have caught themselves before posting something like this? "The difference between Osama and Obama is just a little B.S.," read the ad on the Sacramento County Republican Party Website. "Waterboard Barack Obama."

Sad news: "Dallas lawyer and Democratic Party fundraiser Fred Baron is dying of cancer -- and fighting a drug company for use of an experimental medication, according to his son, Andrew Baron," The Dallas Morning News' Jeffrey Weiss reports.

The Sked:

Barack Obama begins his Thursday in New Hampshire, attending a community event in Londonderry at 12:15 pm ET.

He then heads back to New York City for the evening to address the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

After the speech, Obama holds a fundraising concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom -- the first ever joint concert crossing the bridge (and tunnels) between Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.

John McCain holds a rally in Downingtown, Pa. at 1 pm ET. He then heads to New York for his make-up appearance on Letterman, then does the Al Smith dinner.

Joe Biden spends the day in Los Angeles, taping appearances on Leno and "Ellen" before heading to a fundraiser.

Sarah Palin is in Maine Thursday morning, with a rally in Bangor at 10 am ET. She then heads south to North Carolina for a rally in Elon, then hosts a fundraiser in Greensboro.

Todd Palin swings through Minnesota -- with rallies in Duluth and Grand Rapids.

Michelle Obama holds a rally in Pittsburgh at 10:30 am ET.

Bill Clinton spends Thursday on the stump for Obama -- he attends a community event in Cleveland at 4 pm ET.

Meghan McCain hits the trail for her father in Massachusetts Thursday -- she holds a rally and attends a lunch in Boston at 11:30 am ET, then holds a meet-and-greet with Boston College students in Chestnut Hill at 12:30 pm ET.

The Kicker:

"John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the No. 1 job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S." -- Joe Biden.

"It seems like, and in our last rally too, and in other parts around this great Northwest, here in New Hampshire, ya just get it." -- Sarah Palin.

"That's why I didn't give any interviews yesterday -- I was muddy and wet." -- Joe Wurzelbacher, on "GMA" Thursday.

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