The Final Stretch

That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.

On the final day of the presidential campaign, hip hop stars take their campaigning for Barack Obama to Ohio,  Tim Daly joins the SEIU in Nevada and election videos are still rolling in…the latest from Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones spoofing endorsement videos in general.

See more Natalie Portman videos at Funny or Die

Bruno Bamboozle:
Sacha Baron Cohen storms a No on 8 rally in Los Angeles, as his latest character, Bruno.

Rally Against 8: Patrick Range McDonald of LA Weekly covered the No on 8 rally in West Hollywood on Sunday. Among the speakers was West Hollywood councilman John Duran, who had to leave quickly afterward to perform a wedding ceremony. He did 25 ceremonies over the weekend.

More on Call: Karen Ocamb was at The Call on Saturday —- it was a religious rally against Prop 8 — and writes that crowds weren’t as billed. James Dobson claimed that protesters were in the stadium trying to disrupt what he said, but Ocamb says she heard nothing.

Minnesota Ice: Al Franken and Norm Coleman engage in their most acrimonious debate to date. Franken attacks Coleman on claims the incumbent senator took contributions from a “sugar daddy,” while Franken takes aim at the dark humor Franken has displayed in the past. “I think folks have a right to look at the character, to look at the record,” Coleman said. “Jokes about rape, is that a line? Writing pornography for Playboy, is that a line? Calling a Supreme Court justice sexist, is that a line?”

“SNL” a Hit: John McCain’s cameo on “Saturday Night Live” gave the show its second best ratings since 1997 (Sarah Palin’s appearance two weeks ago drew more viewers). But was it proof that he’s accepted defeat?

One More Vid: Another get out the vote plea, this time taking that tactic that you can cancel out your neighbor’s ballot.

Great Surrogate?: Victoria Jackson may not be the best person to be singing the praises of John McCain — even Bill O’Reilly is amused.

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