The Note: Super Feeling:


The battlefield is broad: "Illinois, Mr. Obama's home state, is the one place where neither Mrs. Clinton nor Mr. Obama is advertising. Of the five other states where Mrs. Clinton is not advertising, four -- Alaska, Colorado, Kansas and Minnesota -- have caucuses, the kind of competition that aides to both candidates believe gives an edge to Mr. Obama. In the fifth state, Georgia, Mr. Obama is looking to do well, in part because of the state's large black population."

As for those spouses . . . Michelle Obama wants us to know: She's no Bill Clinton. "Absolutely not," she tells ABC's Robin Roberts, on whether it's fair to compare the spouses of the two remaining Democratic candidates.

"I know who I am and I don't think there are many similarities in terms of how we approach [campaigning]. How we were raised how we think about the world. We're very different people, it doesn't make sense to compare and contrast."

The former president will NOT be writing a letter of apology to black churches in South Central Los Angeles, but he'll be there in person to speak his mind (carefully, we presume).

"The Clinton camp asked Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) to clarify remarks she made in an interview with The Sleuth on Friday evening in which she said Clinton needed to 'renew his relationship with the South Central community' after turning off voters in her district with his racially tinged comments during the South Carolina primary campaign," The Washington Post's Mary Ann Akers writes.

"There will be no letter after all. She had mistakenly thought, she said, that Clinton would not be able to speak inside the churches on Sunday and, therefore, had asked him to put his thoughts in writing."

Somehow, for some reason, the campaign still has a center of gravity that's pretty close to Bill. "As Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama clash on multiple political fronts heading into Super Tuesday, William Jefferson Clinton's record as president has emerged as a key battleground," Peter Baker writes in The Washington Post.

"How Democrats define his legacy could determine which presidential candidate they choose: Hillary Clinton, to extend it, or Obama, to make a clean break from it."

"The Clinton camp has presented the former president's eight-year tenure as a modern-day era of good feelings when the United States stood tall in the world and took care of its people at home," Baker continues.

"At the same time, they have banked on the hope that most Americans, or at least most Democrats, have forgotten or forgiven what Bill Clinton's chief of staff Leon E. Panetta calls 'the dark side' of his presidency, the scandals and partisan battles that consumed so much of the 1990s. And they have pushed back against those, including Obama, who question the legacy."

It's another full-press presidential Sunday on the shows. Clinton and Romney sit down with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."

On "Face the Nation," it's Obama and McCain. McCain and Clinton are on "Fox News Sunday," while CNN's "Late Edition" has Romney, Mike Huckabee, and maybe-again presidential candidate Ralph Nader.

As for sports omens, Clinton may be the Patriots (the "inevitable," experienced champions), but she's rooting for the Giants. Obama may be the Giants (your green underdogs, connecting at the right time), but he's rooting for the Patriots.

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