The changing electoral map Barack Obama is hoping to challenge John McCain in several traditionally red western states and and gain crucial electoral votes. But what if we just did away with the electoral college altogether? Midmorning analyzes the Obama campaign's strategy, and looks at efforts to have the general election decided by popular vote.9:06 a.m.
Ed O'Keefe: is covering the 2008 campaign for WashingtonPost.com.
Charles Franklin: professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-developer of Pollster.com.
Energy exploration vs. conservation Though conservation and green living have become trendy among consumers and businesses, a recent poll shows the public would rather seek new energy sources than significantly cut back on their usage.10:06 a.m.
Carroll Doherty: associate director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
Matt Wald: is a reporter for the New York Times. He writes about energy and technology.
Frank Newport: is Editor in Chief of The Gallup Poll.