Mark Halperin: "With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters."
"Democrats' attack ad sets new low for midterm mud."
Rasmussen polls N.H. Senate race: Ayotte 51%, Hodes 44%.
Sarah Palin endorses: John Raese, Dan Benishek, Keith Fimian, Ruth McClung, Janet Contreras, Ray McKinney, Alan Nunnelee, Bill Marcy, and Morgan Philpot.
Nobel Economics Prize is awarded.