It is indeed the doldrums of August, a time when political campaigns become dull and repetitive and our pool reporters start to get a little slaphappy, as evidenced by the hilariously detail-laden Romney pool report from Holly Bailey of Yahoo News. Witness:

Upon arrival in Lakewood, some unusual things happened. First, the motorcade passed a man dressed in American flag shorts running down the street toward the venue here while waving an American flag. "Whooooo!" he exclaimed, as your pooler's van passed. Then, as we turned into Lake Terrace, the motorcade drove past an Orthodox Jewish wedding party that had been posing for pictures outside. Immediately, the family abandoned the bride and groom and began chasing Romney's car in the parking lot, waving cameras. 

The Secret Service put a stop to this, obviously, though the group just wanted to catch sight of the candidate. Meanwhile, Obama's pool report also feels very August in a different way ... in that it's very dull. Here's the stirring conclusion:

Uneventful ride back to Buckley AFB. POTUS walked up stairs in heat to AF1
entrance, and ducked inside. We're rolling at 2:42pm for Grand Junction
Regional Airport.

Thrilling!