No network assigned a correspondent to the quiet departure of Tom Vilsack from the Presidential race. The onetime candidate explained that he could not attract attention or campaign funds. That would be because the likes of Barack Obama are dominating the coverage.
CBS' Gloria Borger summarized the dilemma facing Obama's war room in the face of charges of hypocrisy from Hillary Rodham Clinton's camp: "How can you call for an end to partisan bickering knowing you need to hit back if your opponent kicks you around?" She suggested that "old political con--act like you are above it all while your campaigns slug it out in the muck." The beneficiary of this feuding on center stage could be candidate John Edwards, mused Borger, "waiting in the wings." NBC's Tim Russert (at the tail of the Gregory videostream) added that Clinton and Obama are testing each other's mettle while targeting the same base to raise campaign funds. He paraphrased their pitch: "Only one of us is going to make it. You had better bet right."
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