Sunday Show Wrap-Up
10:17 AM, Jan 14, 2008 • By SONNY BUNCH
I've been arguing with friends for the last couple of weeks that Clinton's campaign is cooked once John Edwards drops out of the race and stops splitting the "change" vote with Barack Obama. Jay Carney made a point on This Week that is worth considering, however, noting of Edwards's supporters that "While there's a change vote that will favor Obama, they're also downscale Democrats who might favor Hillary Clinton." If the lower class, less educated voters who comprise Edwards's base break for Clinton--as they did in New Hampshire--once Edwards finally faces reality and drops out, Obama might be in a lot of trouble.
My favorite moment from Hillary's performance on Meet the Press? This shameless prevarication, hot on the heels of crying to gain sympathy (and a victory) in New Hampshire: "Well, you know, I don't think that either of us should use gender. I don't think this campaign is about gender, and I sure hope it's not about race. It needs to be about the individuals."
Over at Fox News Sunday, Mara Liasson pointed out that Obama can't run on shiny oratorical skills alone:
Face the Nation focused on the GOP, and Romney, despite a good showing in current Michigan polls, seemed to downplay the state's importance in the grand scheme of things.
The Democrats are a wild card, but what Romney doesn't mention is that the Daily Kos is running a "Mitt for Michigan" campaign. The netroots seem to think he'll make an easier target in the general.