'Petulant and petty'
Reader No. 1 sends in intelligence reports on grumblings among Republicans and Democrats:
Prince of Darkness Robert Novak nicely summarizes why many conservatives care about what John McCain thinks. Froma Harrop nicely summarizes why many liberals likely don't care what the Kennedys think and say about Obama.
And this story
nicely summarizes why many Mass Dems likely don't care what Deval thinks about Obama. ... Isn't Rep. Kay Kahn all but saying Deval has been a failure as governor? I assume state Republican researchers are archiving these quotes for later use. ... I liked this Froma line: "The idea of political dynasties insults a free people." Of course, Froma sounds like a free person who's about to insult herself by voting for a family member who's dynastically trying to do something the Kennedys never accomplished: electing two presidents from the same family. ... Back to the Republicans: Dan notices McCain's 'petulant and petty'
performance last night. I didn't see the debate. But I'm not surprised. McCain doesn't seem that comfortable when he's not surrounded and protected by adoring media supporters who often overlook that his straight talk isn't always straight talk. ... But I get a bigger kick out of watching alleged conservatives backing whatever-he-is-today Romney in order to block McCain. ... FYI: Mitt's local supporters are already making excuses
in case he loses Massachussetts next Tuesday. ... FYI II: Via BMG
, Obama is closing the gap
in Massachusetts. No numbers from Rasmussen on the GOP side. But McCain is beating
Mitt in other states polled by Rasmussen. ... FYI III: Massachusetts Liberal
looks at Mitt's Massachusetts dilemma
-- I'm going to bump other 'FYIs' into this update. Lots of people discussing Mitt's Mass appeal problem.
FYI IV: Third Decade
is wondering when Mitt was ever our 'favorite son.' Wasn't he Michigan's favorite son?
FYI V: Wayne's
betting McCain can beat Mitt in Massachusetts. But here's a thought: If the Pats win on Sunday, will Independents head to the polls or parade? They're not as fanatical about voting in primaries. ...