Sunday’s Talker From the WaPo
Chris Cillizza and Matthew Mosk Rival Camps Plan Inevitable Merger: Top fundraisers for Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have begun private talks aimed at merging the two candidates’ teams, not waiting for the Democratic nominating process to end before they start preparations for a hard-fought fall campaign. … …
Obama’s Subtle Parallels to JFK
The Fix: Pining for JFK? From the very start of his campaign, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) has sought to draw parallels, subtle and not-so-subtle, between his candidacy and that of Kennedy. The similarities are real: both men had spent a relatively short time in public life before running for national …
Cillizza: McCain Win Cements GOP Frontrunner Status Lieberman Rules Out Running with McCain JoMa: Rudy ‘very likely’ to get behind McCain
Bill’s race to lose?
Cillizza: With all of that said, the Bill effect appears at present to be largely positive for his wife’s candidacy. Of course, in politics, things can change in an instant as public opinion is a fickle mistress. [click]
Fred Thompson Fallout
JoMa: Romney says Fred Thompson departure helps him Cillizza: With Thompson Out, Who Benefits Most?
GLOVES ARE OFF!
Cillizza: Clinton vs. Obama Obama, “… felt the pinch of Ronald Reagan’s economic policies as a community organizer even as Clinton was serving as a “corporate lawyer on the board of Wal-Mart.” Clinton, “…fought for economic justice when you were representing your slum landlord Rezko.” Clinton, “I am used to …
Pundit Battle: Mentor Takes Mentee to Task
Rothenberg vs. Cillizza Stu: “Too many observers, I’m afraid, seem to think that every campaign development is important and changes the political equation,” write Stu. “Even smart people, like Chris, who will tell you that most endorsements by individual members of Congress don’t matter much, get swept along with the …