SUNDAY ROUNDUP

Democrat Don Cazayoux's victory in this weekend's Louisiana special election for Congress is more cause for Republican concern this November, according to bloggers on Sunday. They also pick apart Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's dueling Sunday talk show appearances and a New York Times story on Democrats' memories of 1988.

Cazayoux's "huge" victory in a district that has favored Republicans by 10 points in past races prompts MyDD's Jonathan Singer to ponder where Republicans can win this year. The result of another special election later this month in Mississippi will help determine whether the atmosphere is really tilting toward Democrats, writes Chris Cillizza, who notes that Cazayoux's GOP opponent was outspent and had a controversial past. With national polls showing voters leaning toward Democrats, John McCain should first look to shore up President Bush's supporters if he wants to be competitive this fall, according to Power Line's John Hinderaker.

Clinton and Obama took shots for comments each made during Sunday interviews. Clinton failed to say she hasn't always supported a gas tax holiday or opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement during an interview with George Stephanopoulos, writes John Aravosis at AMERICAblog. Obama, while appearing on Meet the Press, criticized Clinton's strong language aimed at an Iranian attack on Israel, but he generally agrees with the substance of her remarks, writes TalkLeft's Big Tent Democrat. Perhaps it's time to consider a ticket featuring both rivals, something that worked for John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, suggests Andrew Sullivan.

While the Gray Lady reports that Democrats still fear a reprise of the 1988 race, when Republicans effectively used symbols to weaken Michael Dukakis's candidacy, 2008's general election is likely to be different due to policy differences between the parties, writes Joe Klein. The Times is also wrong when it comes to its editorial raising concerns about McCain's age and health, according to Hot Air's Ed Morrissey, who calls the paper "disingenuous" for failing to raise them in its endorsement of the senator during the GOP primaries.

FROM THE BLOGS:
Initial Thoughts on Cazayoux's Huge Win - Jonathan Singer, MyDD
Cazayoux Victory After Math - Paul Rosenberg, Open Left
Democrat Wins La. Special Election - Chris Cillizza, The Fix
Tsunami, Part 2? - John Hinderaker, Power Line
Funhouse Mirror: Spinning Saturday's Races - Richelieu, Weekly Std.
Watch Stephanopoulos Help Hillary Lie - John Aravosis, AMERICAblog
Obama Agrees W/ Clinton's Iran Policy - Big Tent Dem, TalkLeft
Obama-Clinton, Hate-Filled Dream Ticket - A. Sullivan, Times Online
This Ain't '88 - Joe Klein, Swampland
The Media, The Right And 1988: Endless Deja Vu - Glenn Greenwald
Gray Lady Still Targeting McCain, And Badly - E. Morrissey, Hot Air
Michelle Obama: Barack's Teapot About to Whistle - Gateway Pundit

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
In '88, A Lesson In Using Symbols As Bludgeons - New York Times
Candidates Use News Shows To Woo Superdelegates - Associated Press
Tuesday's Primary Unlikely To End Dem Race - Los Angeles Times