Schmidt's top challenge will be to help McCain deliver a clearer and more consistent message on the economy and government reform, and to do so in the right places.
Obama and McCain keep their sights on Hispanic voters -- and perhaps sharpen their immigration rhetoric -- with an appearance at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference in San Diego. Obama attends events Sunday, July 13 in the morning, while McCain is on hand Monday, July 14 in the afternoon. NCLR is the largest U.S. Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization.
There will be lots of VP buzz at this weekend's gathering of the nation's governors in Philadelphia. The opening news conference is at 8:00 a.m. ET Saturday, July 12. Former President Clinton delivers an afternoon keynote address on Saturday, July 12.