I've struck a rich vein of commentary here in the finals days of the campaign...

Platinum - Getting beyond Obama the figure. A fact-based look at what an Obama administration means.

Gold - The libertarian vote. One man's struggle.

Silver - Everyone wants energy independence. Is that conventional wisdom sound? (ht/OOTM)

Copper - Everyone's a rogue. George Will slams the McCain-Palin ticket.

Bonus gems found lying in the slag heap:

Topaz - Ingenuity at sea. The prospect of "vortex" wave energy generation.

Ruby - Steel cage match. Picasso versus The Masters. (ht/CP3)

Emerald - Senator Elizabeth Dole's scary-voiced "Godless" ad.