I always enjoy Byron York's work and I've found him to be a model journalist with regard to attention to detail and ability to assemble a coherent narrative that reflects reality. I'm somewhat puzzled by this piece because it skips Burns' central campaign thesis which can be summed up nicely in the slogan; "Vote Burns - He Brings Home the Bacon" and the sidemeat and the loins and the hams and the baby back ribs and pigs feet for appetizers plus the snout and the last squeal.
If Burns brings this one off, it's going to be a pig that carries him to victory. The same is true for Simmons, Johnson and Shays in Connecticut, who should all sail down to Washington aboard a sub leaving from Electric Boat's Groton yard on the Thames. With Joe Lieberman at the helm, naturally.
Pork - it's what real voters eat.
UPDATE: A new Mason-Dixon poll illustrates the power of a good hog caller. As the cry of 'Sooeee, pig, pig, pig' echos accross the high plains the herd begins to drift back along the trail of fodder towards the salt and water that memory tells them awaits.
That's probably the final poll for Montana and Mason-Dixon is a decent company - it's interesting how Rasmussen has revised his last poll. He really doesn't want to be outside the MOE. That might lessen his value as a prognosticator.