SUNDAY ROUNDUP

Hillary Clinton doesn't need to look far to figure out what went wrong, according to bloggers writing postmortems Sunday about her campaign. Having taken down Clinton, Barack Obama and his money-making machine are poised to vanquish John McCain, bloggers surmise. And both parties' congressional candidates need to watch out for bloggers looking to expose special interests.

The "hilarious" analysis of the Democratic race by Clinton strategist Mark Penn shows that he still doesn't get his "anachronistic," "poll-driven" campaign was a reason Clinton couldn't raise enough money to win, writes Swampland's Joe Klein. Compared to Obama, Clinton had a flawed organization and a flawed campaign message, one that was just about regaining power, writes RedState's Pejman Yousefzadeh.

With Clinton out of the way, Obama is enjoying a six-point bounce in the latest Rasmussen tracking poll and leading McCain, 48 percent to 40 percent, writes Todd Beeton at MyDD. The tongue-twisted performance of Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), in which he doesn't even try to defend McCain's support for Democratic climate change proposals, may be a "sad harbinger of things to come" for Republicans, writes a despondent John Hinderaker at Power Line.

Bloggers on both sides push for independent-minded candidates in two heated congressional primaries. Democrats should back Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) in his race against the candidate of Emily's List, Nikki Tinker, who hasn't distanced herself from anti-Semitic and homophobic attacks against Cohen, writes Paul Rosenberg at Open Left. And if Republicans want to turn the tide, they should support pork-busting Sean Parnell, the Alaska lieutenant governor running in a GOP primary against the "uber-purveyor of pork," Rep. Don Young (R), writes Eric Earling at The Next Right.

FROM THE BLOGS:
Hilarious: Penn's Analysis In NYT - Joe Klein, Swampland
So Long, Farewell... - P. Yousefzadeh, RedState
Unity: The Day After - Big Tent Democrat, TalkLeft
Hillary As Veep? - Kevin Drum, Political Animal
Obama's Bounce - Todd Beeton, MyDD
Unilateral Disarmament - John Hinderaker, Power Line
A Fully Partisan Iraq Report - P. Mirengoff, Power Line
No One Trusts Election Coverage - Allahpundit, Hot Air
Emily's List Backing Homophobic Campaign? - Rosenberg, Open Left
MA-Sen.-Republicans Humiliated Again - brownsox, Daily Kos
Clear Out The Deadwood - Eric Earling, The Next Right

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
The Long Road To A Clinton Exit - New York Times
Each Party Is Set To Hunt The Other's Ground - Washington Post
Obama Maps Nationwide Push In GOP Strongholds - New York Times
Iraq, Not The Economy, Frames The National Debate - Wash. Post