The Note

Sen. Kerry campaigns in Florida today. His morning and evening events will be covered on tape. He is in Chicago tomorrow night and returns to Washington D.C. later in the week for meeting including one with former rival Howard Dean, ABC's Ed O'Keefe reports.

Rep. Kucinich is down today, recovering from an intestinal ailment.

Ralph Nader has no public events today.

Tomorrow voters head to the polls for primaries in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Polls close in Florida and Mississippi by 8:00 pm ET and in Louisiana and Texas by 9:00 pm ET.

Weekend must-reads:

Sunday, Adam Nagourney of the New York Times wrote about the inherent flaw in conventional wisdom (namely that it is wrong as often as it is right) and then proceeded to offer up where the conventional wisdom of Bush v. Kerry currently stands. LINK

On Sunday, the Washington Post's VandeHei and Allen wrote about the place of national security, 9/11, Iraq, and Vietnam in the campaigns, Noting, "Developments from Haiti to Baghdad are driving the debate, but Kerry and Bush are strategically steering it." LINK

Perhaps it isn't as easy to get your phone calls returned, now that John Kerry has effectively wrapped up the nomination. Stan Greenberg and Bruce Reed each offered up campaign advice via the Sunday New York Times op-ed page. LINK and LINK

Reed argued that Kerry should be a reformer with results and validated the 100,000 cops Kerry claim!!! Apparently, he DID lead the fight!!!

One can only wonder if the Washington Post's Paul Farhi sat on a swing Saturday (after the rain) enjoying the sunshine when he wrote about swing voters in swing states for his Sunday story. LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman thinks this election can't be prognosticated based on recent history. LINK

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter watched all the campaign ads, and he Notes that the underlying message of the President's ads might be the "f" word. (No, Chairman Powell, we mean "fear.") LINK

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Times' Nick Anderson looked at all of the Spanish-language television spots out there. LINK

Helen Kennedy of the New York Daily News offered a quick guide to the differences (both stylistic and substantive) between President Bush and Sen. Kerry. LINK

Charlie Savage wrote in the Boston Globe on Sunday about the lightning rod effect of the Patriot Act on the campaign trail and how Republicans and Democrats are trying to deal with it. LINK

On Saturday, the Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman wrote about the two-front message campaign Democrats will work on the trail and on Capitol Hill about jobs lost. LINK

The New York Times editorial board asked Sen. Kerry to fully release his medical records and gently reminded Vice President Cheney to do the same. LINK

George Will wrote on Sunday, "If time flies only when you are having fun, time has been limping for the Bush campaign." LINK

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Times' Ed Chen examined the 9/11 focus of the Bush campaign. LINK

The New York Post's Heidi Singer wrote up President Bush's refusal to back down from using 9/11 images in his campaign ads and included the open letter by families of 9/11 victims who approve of the ads. LINK

The New York Times' Drew and Oppel wrote up the Cheney v. Whitman energy policy battle within the Administration and explored the potential influences on the players. LINK

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