The Note

TODAY SCHEDULE AS OF 9:00 am (all times ET):

— 7:00 am: Gov. Howard Dean and Sen. John Edwards appear on network and cable morning shows — 10:00 am: Sen. Edwards kicks off his "Bringing it Home" South Carolina tour at South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C. — 11:25 am: President Bush meets with the Prime Minister of Turkey, The White House — 12:00 pm: Senator Kerry takes victory lap in Boston, Mass. — 12:45 pm: Rev. Al Sharpton attends a rally at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, Mo. — 1:00 pm: Gen. Wesley Clark meets with supporters at Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, Okla. — 1:00 pm: Politics Live on ABCNews.com and AOL — 1:45 pm: Rev. Sharpton tours the Construction Prep Center, Wellston, Mo. — 2:00 pm: RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie, Convention Chairman David Norcross, and Convention CEO William Harris speak at the RNC Winter Meeting, Washington, D.C. — 2:30 pm: Sen. Edwards participates in an "America Works Best When It Works for All of Us" town hall at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durhant, Okla. — 2:45 pm: Rev. Sharpton visits the Homer G. Phillips Senior Center, St. Louis, Mo. — 3:00 pm: Sen. Joe Lieberman and Rep. Dennis Kucinich attend the National Health Policy Council forum at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla. — 4:00 pm: Rev. Sharpton meets with black elected officials and holds a press conference, St. Louis, Mo. — 5:10 pm: Rep. Kucinich meets with supporters and speaks to the media at the University Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla. — 5:15 pm: Sen. Edwards attends a rally at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Tusla, Okla. — 5:35 pm: Gen. Wesley Clark meets with veterans at the American Legion Post 99, Albuquerque, N.M. — 5:30 pm: Sen. Lieberman attends a Democratic Party presidential primary rally, Oklahoma City, Okla. — 6:00 pm: Sen. Kerry attends a "Rally for America's Future" event at St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, Mo. — 6:00 pm: Rev. Sharpton attends a fundraiser at the Mayfair Hotel, St. Louis, Mo. — 6:30 pm: Rep. Kucinich tapes the Tavis Smiley Show with Danny Glover — 7:40 pm: Rep. Kucinich attends a get out the vote rally, Oklahoma City, Okla. — 7:00 pm: Rev. Sharpton attends a rally at Gateway Classic, St. Louis, Mo. — 8:00 pm: Rep. Kucinich attends a concert fundraiser sponsored by college students, Oklahoma City, Okla. — 8:15 pm: Sen. Edwards meets with voters at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo. — 8:25 pm: Sen. Lieberman meets local supporters, McAlester, Okla. — 9:05 pm: Gen. Clark meets with supporters at Kids Street Park, Phoenix, Ariz. — 10:15 pm: Sen. Edwards meets with voters at Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, Mo.

NEWS SUMMARY

Will there be a more unbelievable political story in 2004 than the collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa and New Hampshire?

Well, the stunning comeback of John Kerry is in some ways more amazing.

Let's not take anything for granted about what happens next -- although Kerry is in a commanding position, we think -- but just the achievement of coming back from the dead to win the two first-in-the-nationers is quite stunning.

Back in November, when Kerry fired his campaign manager and revamped things, it was fashionable among the Gang of 500 to write the Massachusetts Senator off completely.

At the time, on Nov. 10 and 12, The Note published two Kerry campaign memos.

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