Conservatives will turn to negative, Swift Boat Veterans-style attacks on Barack Obama as it is their only chance to win the presidency, liberal bloggers charge, while conservatives celebrate a surprise free-market move by Democrats, who have decided to privatize food services in Senate cafeterias. And Democrats need to set new energy policies and talk to voters about gas prices, bloggers from both sides agree.

Swift Boat-style attacks have officially returned to national politics, Firedoglake

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