The Note: Absolutely Nothing

"Former Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was tapped Monday to serve as co-chairman of Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign," reports the San Antonio Express-News. LINK

Forget your office pool! Sen. McCain's campaign website is offering you the opportunity to create your own NCAA tourney brackets with the chance to win a McCain fleece! LINK

2008: Republicans: Fred Thompson:

New York Post columnist John Podhoretz calls Sen. Thompson's potential candidacy a 2008 GOP "boomlet" and writes that Thompson would make a "thrilling" candidate. LINK

"I believe Fred Thompson should run for President," wrote Sen. Frist in an email to supporters of his political action committee, per ABC News' Political Radar. LINK

The Los Angeles Times' web site has video of a KTLA package about Sen. Thompson's possible entrance into the race which includes positive soundbites from McCain supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS). LINK

2008: Republicans: Brownback:

ABC News' Teddy Davis reports that Bobby Schindler, the brother of the late Terri Schiavo, has endorsed the presidential bid of Sen. Brownback. "The pro-life movement needs a leader we can trust in 2008 and I know Sam Brownback is that leader," said Schindler. LINK

2008: Republicans: Gilmore:

Per a Gilmore campaign press release: "Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, today wrote the Ron Nehring, Chairman of the California Republican Party, urging him to block U.S. Sen. John McCain's attempt to change GOP nomination rules to allow independents to vote in the Feb. 5 California Republican Primary."

2008: Republicans: Tancredo:

Rep. Tom Tancredo admitted he was a long shot for the White House when he stopped by Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire yesterday to discuss his immigration platform with students. The Union Leader's Son Hoang has more. LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

The Houston Chronicle's Michelle Mittelstadt describes Ron Paul as "iconoclastic" while Noting the peculiar platform of C-SPAN to announce his bid. LINK

Per the AP, Rep. Paul admits he lacks the fundraising prowess compared to some of his opponents, but Paul says, "I think we can become very competitive." LINK

2008: Democrats:

The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Molly Ball writes that in two weeks Democratic presidential hopefuls will participate in a forum at UNLV, although it is unclear if the rest of America will be able to watch because a television partner has not been found yet. And yes, this time Obama will be there, although Biden will not. LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh assesses Sen. Clinton's appearance at the annual fundraising dinner in Nashua last Saturday and finds that many were impressed -- "judging from the response she got from the party establishment, that was clearly the overall verdict." LINK

"Watching Clinton and her operation at work, a strong impression is given of an extremely competent, highly organized, very focused and enormously disciplined candidate and campaign, not going for home runs or even triples, but consistently punching out singles and doubles. No one was jumping up and down on chairs, or sobbing with emotion, but most seemed very favorably impressed," writes Charlie Cook on his impressions from his Granite State weekend visit in his CongressDaily column.

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