During a "Women for Kerry" event in Cedar Rapids, a questioner asked what the Senator would do to combat "that candidate's" apparent stranglehold on young voters which, she believed, might propel Dean to victory over Kerry but nonetheless lead to a Democratic defeat at the hands of Bush. Kerry dismissed the questioner's premise though he added bluntly, "I don't think (Governor Dean) can win either."
Read more from the trail with Kerry on abcnews.com: LINK
The AP's Liz Sidoti NOTES Clark's new ad, "Independence," that highlights Clark's record on domestic issues. LINK
Peter Wallsten of The Miami Herald writes about Clark's appearance in South Florida yesterday, where Clark spoke about his Jewish roots and his support for Israel. LINK
The Chicago Sun Times' Zay Smith writes: "Madonna authorizes spokesman to disclose that she was 'very impressed' after a 90-minute 'policy discussion' with Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark." LINK
Exeter Selectman Lionel Ingram saved Wes Clark from some 1962 West Point hazing stunt and now the presidential contender tells the story "as a way to sort of humanize himself," according to Ingram. We look forward to meeting Professor Ingram at the Dust-up in Durham. LINK
Yesterday's Roll Call Noted, "Without question, Clark has run the most disappointing Oklahoma campaign, said a number of Democrats interviewed for this story."
"Clark got exactly the wrong people involved in his campaign," added one Democratic source. "He got people from Oklahoma who are not well-liked and couldn't help him."
Communications Director Matt Bennett responded by saying, "We're moving forward quickly [in Oklahoma], but are we fully up to spend there now? No. Next week? Pretty much." Bennett also said that as early as this week the campaign would be going up with the "Bio" ad in Oklahoma, this ad was the first to be run in New Hampshire by the Clark campaign. In addition, Bennett said that Carol Willis, "who handled a lot of President Clinton's African American affairs" would be helping out the Clark campaign in Oklahoma.
From ABC News' Clark campaign reporter Deborah Apton:
DELRAY BEACH, FLA., DEC. 1 — The Florida primary may not be until March 9, but Gen. Clark was in Florida Monday wooing the Jewish vote, speaking at Temple Emeth to a crowd of more than 1,000.
Then the questions began. One man stood up and asked The General: "Who would you pick for Secretary of State and who would you pick for Secretary of Defense?" Clark acknowledged that there are a "lot of good people" to choose from, and his list included Senator John Kerry, as well as Richard Holbrooke, Jamie Rubin, Madeleine Albright, former Vice President Gore, and former Sens. Sam Nunn, and Bob Kerrey.
Read more from the trail with Clark — including what Mrs. Clark got for her birthday — on abcnews.com: LINK
The Des Moines Register 's Tom Beaumont on Gephardt calling Edwards a "Johnny-come-lately" on trade. LINK
From ABC News' Gephardt campaign reporter Sally Hawkins:
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, Dec. 1 — At the downtown Cedar Rapids police station, Rep. Gephardt delivered a homeland security speech to a captive audience of local Democrats and law enforcement officers who know firsthand what it's like to protect and serve in a post-9/11 world and struggling economy.