Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.
40 days to go:
Today’s Good News for Romney: In 2008, the Obama campaign’s ground game was hailed as a new model for successful voter turnout. The GOP took notice: The RNC is financing a massive drive to bring voters to the polls, expecting to surpass their 30 millionth voter contact this month. The committee has already spent $22 million in September on contacting and registering voters, and with 300 offices nationwide, it will likely spend even more in October. Obama still has more field offices and organizers, but Republicans are quickly closing the gap.