SNEAK PEEK: The Madness of March


If Florida's delegates counted, Clinton would pick up a net gain of 39 delegates over Obama. In Michigan her net gain would be 70 delegates. This would not put her ahead in the delegate count but it would close the gap and lend more oomph to her campaign's argument about winning states that will be key in the November general election.

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports that Thursday Obama will deliver a speech on Iraq and the economy, noting how the five years and billions of dollars spent there has been detrimental to the economy at home, Miller reports. Expect an expansion of his stump speech, where he regularly says that the money spent in Iraq could be spent on roads, bridges and schools instead.

Miller also reports that Obama got into March Madness today with a game of basketball in Pinehurst, N.C. with soldiers from Ft. Bragg. (When will we finally get to see the Illinois senator's fadeaway jumper and crossover dribble?) On the campaign plane today, Obama filled out his brackets for the friendly competition among staffers, organized by body man (and former Blue Devil basketball player) Reggie Love.

Miller also reports that Obama will be a guest on ABC's "The View" on Friday, March 28th, in his only morning talk show appearance next week.

This is the Senator's second appearance on the show but the debut as a presidential candidate, first appearing on the show in November 2004 to promote his book "Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance."

More from Miller: "Obama was previously scheduled to be a guest in September, but had to a cancel to attend to his day job when last minute votes were called in the Senate. His wife, Michelle Obama also canceled her appearance as co-host in December when she refused to cross picket lines while the WGA strike was still ongoing."

On the campaign trail. . .


-- 11:00 am ET: Delivers address on Iraq and the economy, Charleston, WV

-- 4:00 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Beckley, WV


-- 10:30 am ET: Attends event with Senator Evan Bayh, Terre Haute, IN

-- 3:45 am ET: Attends town hall meeting with voters, Anderson, IN

-- 8:00 pm ET: Attends rally with voters, Evansville, IN

As for the Republicans. . .


-- No public events scheduled

At the White House. . .


-- 1:55 pm ET: Meets with the Prime Ministers of the Bahamas, Barbados and Belize, Washington, DC


ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman and Jonann Brady Report: Cheney Cites 'Major Success' in Iraq, Says U.S. Has Hit 'Rough Patch' LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Clinton's 1993 NAFTA Meeting LINK

ABC News' Martha Raddatz Reports: "Nice to Meet You, Mr. Vice President" LINK

ABC News' Jennifer Parker Reports: Candidates Outline Iraq Plans on War Anniversary LINK

ABC News' Brian Ross Reports: Hillary Docs: Many Overseas Trips Just Standard First Lady Tourist Fare LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Family and Medical Leave Absence LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Obama's 'View' LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Republicans Drool Over Wright LINK

ABC News' Brian Ross Reports: Hillary Was in White House on 'Stained Blue Dress' Day LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Obama on Ferraro LINK

ABC News' Eric Johnson Reports: Obama on Reverend, Race and When He Was Ashamed for His Own Community LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Colbert Presses Power on What Kind of "Monster" Clinton Is LINK

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