BackstabWatch

“Executive Producer Erik Jendresen of National Geographic Channel’s upcoming television movie ‘Killing Lincoln,’ said John Wilkes Booth ‘could be the poster child for the Tea Party.'” The show is adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s book. [CNS]

“Eight weeks after the Nov. 6 presidential election, a revised vote count in New York shows that Barack Obama is the first president in more than five decades to win at least 51 percent of the vote twice.” [Bloomberg, via Political Wire]

“By all accounts, the past month has been most difficult on Romney’s wife, Ann, who friends said believed up until the end that ascending to the White House was their destiny. They said she has been crying in private and trying to get back to riding her horses.” [WaPo, via Political Wire]

Wingnut underwriter Foster Friess wonders where his money went: “You have no idea of the financial structuring of a lot of these outside groups in terms of how much went to the actual delivery of a message, versus how many dollars were taken off as fees to the people running them.” [LAT, via TPM]

“Labor unions and liberal interest groups are going all-out for President Barack Obama’s reelection — but they’re just as ready to turn that firepower back on him if he betrays them with a grand bargain. These groups fear a victorious Obama would ink a deal with Republicans during the fiscal cliff negotiations that slashes entitlement benefits.” [Politico]

Our guest columnist is Jim Messina, campaign manager for Obama for America, who’s stepping up his guilt-tripping in the final days.

According to our records associated with this exact email address:

Total you’ve donated for the 2012 campaign cycle: $0

Date of your most recent donation: September 09, 2008

Suggested donation today: $15

You stepped up and made your mark in 2008 — but it looks like you haven’t made a donation yet to the 2012 campaign. With five days to go, what’s holding you back, Nojo?

Message received, Jim. You know where to find us when you prosecute the Bush War Criminals and pass the Public Option.

[via email]

“Reportedly, [Paul Ryan] has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, ‘If Stench calls, take a message’ and ‘Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.'” [Politico]

Update: Politico’s Roger Simon tells BuzzFeed the story was a satire…

“Some people always don’t get something, but I figured describing PowerPoint as having been invented to euthanize cattle would make the satire clear. I guess people hate PowerPoint more than I thought.”

Or maybe, just maybe, Stench/Gilligan made perfect sense for a campaign that can’t tie its shoelaces without tripping over itself.