Yesterday's proxy fight, undoubtedly a mark of things to come, featured advisors for Barack Obama versus advisors Hillary Clinton in a very public tit-for-tat. I won't bore you with details, but it looks to be a very ugly primary campaign -- Hillary's people have already tried to smear Obama in the crassest of ways: "He attended a madrassa! And his middle name is Hussein!"
The field as it stands is at six: Obama, Hillary and Edwards for the Dems; McCain, Romney and Giuliani for the GOP. Recommended for the daily ins and outs of the campaign is ABC News' daily email, The Note. From today's edition:
Making it tougher still to break in: the media's obsession with the man who would make the Big 6 the Big 7. Basically, the political press wants to tempt Al Gore into the race, and then they will destroy him as a flip-flopping, exaggerating, stiff loser. And Gore knows this.
In a piece that will make the Clintons glad they have spent all that Rupert time, the New York Post's ed board writes: "Anyone who says he is inspired by the prospect of Barack Obama's ascension to the White House at this stage in his career is delusional."