ROMNEY UP BY 1 in DEEP BLUE MINNESOTA:  According to an American Future Fund poll, Romney is up 46-45 in . . . Minnesota.  He has a 13 point advantage with Independents.  When it rains, it pours.

UPDATE: A reader emails: “My GF is a DFL party major donor in St. Paul…..they are pissing themselves…… For the love of God don’t use my name, she’s hot, but communicate the feeling……..” Well, make of that what you will. We’ll know soon enough. Meanwhile, don’t get cocky!