Yes, CNN’s Dan Lothian did file a report this afternoon standing next to a canon on a Civil War battlefield in Prince William County, Virginia (you know, a battleground state).

Can we get Soledad O’Brien on a playground swing in Ohio for a one-on-one with a swing voter? Maybe Ed Henry could hit the gym in Florida to interview folks about anticipated strong voter turnout?

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.