) "Republican strategists are beginning to fear that a deteriorating economy will pose serious obstacles for their party's presidential candidates, who may ultimately have to answer for rising gas prices and a slumping housing market."
) The wide open Republican race has led to lots of sharp catfights. The latest, McCain goes after Giuliani on Kerik, and Giuliani's campaign responds by bringing up the Keating 5.Later
) The McCain Giuliani fight continues and gets nastier.Later
) McCain takes a loan for $3 million, and an outside 527, which is hiding its donors, begins pimping for the "campaign finance reformer" in South Carolina.Later Still
) McCain disavows the 527 ads in SC, and asks that they stop being run. (And still more McCain/Giuliani nastiness
) Romney comes up with new ads on immigration. (They must have polling showing Giuliani as vulnerable.
) Romney stretches his lead in New Hampshire.
) Undenied rumors that James Dobson may endorse Huckabee. (A big thumb in the eye to the GOP establishmen
) A Bernie Kerik defense fund is launched.