The AP talks to more than 100 undecided superdelegates -- and they provide a glimmer of hope to the Clinton argument. "Most of the more than 100 undecided superdelegates who discussed their decision-making with The Associated Press in the past two weeks agreed that the primaries and caucuses do matter -- whether it's who has the most national delegates or the candidate who won their state or congressional district. But few said the primaries will be the biggest factor in their decision."
But is this a cache of two dozen or so that we could essentially count for Obama? "One in 10 said the biggest factor will be the candidate with the most pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses."
McCain on Monday starts his "It's Time for Action" tour, with a morning visit to Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. (How smart will this tour look if Clinton winds up winning the nomination -- leaving millions of black voters potentially in play?)
From his Monday morning speech, per the campaign: "There must be no forgotten places in America, whether they have been ignored for long years by the sins of indifference and injustice, or have been left behind as the world grew smaller and more economically interdependent. In America, we have always believed that if the day was a disappointment, we would win tomorrow."
The preview from USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain's efforts to attract black voters face historic hurdles, in addition to the prospect that Barack Obama could become the first African-American nominee of a major party."
McCain adviser Carly Fiorina, to the Montgomery Advertiser: "The senator wants to go into places typically presidential candidates don't necessarily go, where traditional Republican candidates have not gone."
The McCain distancing dance is in full performance mode. "Americans are not better off than they were eight years ago," McCain told Bloomberg TV's Al Hunt Friday.
And on "This Week," don't miss the extra phrase McCain added to the end of this sentence: "I was frustrated for nearly four years as I fought against the Rumsfeld strategy, and the president's strategy in Iraq."
The Washington Post's Michael Leahy is the latest to look at McCain's famous temper. Some familiar stories, with a few new anecdotes and one juicy new quote to add to the mix: "His temper would place this country at risk in international affairs, and the world perhaps in danger," said former senator Bob Smith, R-N.H. "In my mind, it should disqualify him."
The media may love McCain, but when Team McCain doesn't love the media, they don't fool around. McCain adviser Mark Salter fires back at the story, to National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru: "The piece is 99% fiction," says Salter. "In sum, this is one of the more shoddy examples of journalism I've ever encountered. But for the infamous NYT story, I'd say it was the worst smear job on McCain I'd ever seen."
McCain's money: Getting better, but not there yet. "His financial picture is changing from that of a scrappy and poorly financed underdog to a standard bearer whose political success is translating into financial success," The New York Times' Leslie Wayne writes.
"In filings with the Federal Election Commission, the McCain campaign reported that it had begun March with $8 million in cash, raised $15.4 million during that month and spent $11.8 million. Still, a large financial gap persists between Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama, who has outraised and outspent all other candidates."