IT’S ALREADY known around here that I’m a huge fan of the brilliant Lena Dunham and an avid viewer of HBO’s GIRLS. So, I’m sure you’re not shocked that I love this Obama ad.

Young women vote in much smaller numbers. If that wasn’t true, Al Gore would have become president. All these years later, getting out young women remains difficult.

Republicans for Mourdock are aghast!

Ben Shapiro over at Breitbart blew a gasket, as did Drudge.

Ronald Reagan did it! Doesn’t that make it okay?

The Washington Post reported on Nov. 1, 1980, on Reagan’s outreach to blue-collar voters:

What Reagan was trying to do in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio was to harvest usually Democratic blue-collar votes ““ the consistent target of his personal campaigning in the Great Lakes states. Whenever he is near voters who might possibly be Democrats, Reagan likes to remind them that he came from that side of the political tracks.

On Thursday night, at a working class bar in Bayonne, N.J., Reagan said, “I know what it’s like to pull the Republican lever for the first time, because I used to be a Democrat myself, and I can tell you it only hurts for a minute and then it feels just great.”

Vladimir Putin’s version of the Dunham ad for Obama [h/t AtlanticWire]: