The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "GOP Sharpens Attacks on Obama - Allies of McCain Casting Democratic Candidate as Unprincipled, Opportunistic" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert G. Kaiser: "Hearts, Not Minds - Polls Tell Them What Voters Think, But Moderators Say the Focus Group Reveals How Emotion Trumps Analysis" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Doyle McManus: "Obama and McCain search for running mates - The early lists of potential vice presidential nominees are long. But political strategists have ideas about how the winnowing will proceed." LINK

Newsweek's Evan Thomas: "Candidates Think Flip-Flopping is the Only Way to Win Elections" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Robert D. McFadden: "McCain Gets Praise, Not Backing, From Grahams" LINK

The Politico's Ben Smith: "McCain camp shoots back at Clark" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler: "McCain Aims to Score Points Globally" LINK

Time Magazine's Michael Scherer: "McCain's Delicate Immigration Dance" LINK


The New York Times' Robin Toner: "Obama Camp Thinks Democrats Can Rise in South" LINK

The Washington Post's Eli Saslow: "In Flag City USA, False Obama Rumors Are Flying" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper and Susan Davis: "Obama Seeks to Add Black Voters - Registration Efforts, Often Overlooked, Come to the Fore" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Peter A. Brown: "Obama's Weakness With Whites: Party Problem as Much as Race" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Michelle Obama: 'I don't want to be a distraction'" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Michelle Obama has busy summer ahead" LINK

The Chicago Sun Times' Carol Marin: "No Time for Obama to Play it Safe" LINK

The Washington Times Christina Bellantoni: "Obama House Parties Tap 'Persuasion Army'" LINK

The Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Obama Trip Abroad Aims to Aid Image" LINK

The New York Daily News' Stanley Crouch: "Barack Obama's Realistic View of History Brings Truth to the Party" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "Bill Clinton Prepares to Mend Fences with Barack Obama" LINK

2008: Veepstakes:

Newsweek's Andrew Romano: "Everything Old is New Again: LINK