"The Obama campaign announced this morning that it had raised a record $150 million last month, and had added 632,000 new donors to its total.
The amount shattered the campaign’s previous record from August. The McCain campaign also had a record-breaking month in August, but is now operating with the $84 million provided by public financing for the general cycle and assistance from the Republican National Committee under certain limits."
That's staggering. And speaking as someone who contributed to that total, I can say that reaction to Sarah Palin and to the McCain campaign's tactics were definitely part of it.
Second, Colin Powell just endorsed Obama:
I particularly liked the part about the Muslim soldier. Powell is right: saying that someone is a Muslim should never be a slur. Not in my country.