(Politico) Robert Novak admits he was used by the McCain campaign in pushing the McCain VP report. (Told ya.)
(Politico) And look at how the McCain campaign is played coy with all this. (The media don't like getting played.)
(BostonGlobe) "Romney's decision to formally reclassify his loans as contributions - a seemingly small bureaucratic gesture - removes a deceptively large obstacle to his vice presidential nomination." ($45 million for VP?)
(Politico) Read Mark Salter's casual comments to get a sense of how whiny the McCain camp has become about Obama's media coverage.
(Tapper/ABC) The media whining by McCain is "like Britney Spears complaining that the hype around Miley Cyrus far exceeds her talent."
(CNN) At a McCain townhall in New Hampshire, a woman got up and told McCain that he should fire his entire state campaign staff. (Have you ever heard of anything like that?)
(CNN) Same townhall, (Give em hell, New Hampshire) McCain ends up exchanging for eight minutes with a woman who opposes the Iraq war. First off he's now assuring people that withdrawal will come (time unspecified,) and second, in a question I hope is put to him again in a later interview or debate,
The woman asked if McCain thought the U.S. presence in Iraq is inflaming the Muslim word. "I do not," McCain replied.
And, (Ambinder) Check out the new line in McCain's stump speech, "Apparently Sen. Obama, who does not understand what's happening in Iraq or fails to acknowledge the success in Iraq, would rather lose a war than lose a campaign."