News outlets examine some of the campaign trail dynamics shaking out from the top of the ticket into House and Senate races.
The New York Times: Nominees Leave Congressional Candidates To Stump Alone
Out on the campaign trail, President Obama talks about Medicare (Republicans would gut it), tax cuts (Mitt Romney wants to give them to rich people like himself) and Osama bin Laden (Did you know? He's dead.). He even talks about the unemployment rate (it is still too high, but job growth has increased 30 straight months after the economic mess that greeted him when he took office). And he talks about Congress (lawmakers should get moving and pass his jobs bill). But what the president never talks about is getting more of his party members elected to the House and the Senate. And, for that matter, neither does Mr. Romney (Cooper and Peters, 9/10).