The attacks against Barack ObamaBarack ObamaMiss. governor to join lawsuit against Obama transgender policy North Korea calls Obama’s Hiroshima trip ‘childish’ Sanders takes different position on superdelegates than he did in 2008 MORE continue to reverberate around the blogosphere Tuesday morning.
The Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb writes that it's been a bad week for the Democratic frontrunner, who has stumbled by making the "bitter" comment and is now seeing his poll numbers fall in Pennsylvania. Goldfarb suggests that Obama is suffering from overexposure, as he's running more television ads than his opponents. Clinton supporter Jeralyn at Talk Left finds that Obama was the one who attacked Clinton at the Philadelphia Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Clinton, meanwhile, talked more about her own policies, an approach that Jeralyn found more effective. And Victor Davis Hanson at The Corner likens the presidential race to the one in 1952, when a war hero beat the "thinking-man's candidate."
Pushing back against Obama's critics, Arianna Huffington argues that John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Defense: Pentagon denies troops on Syrian front lines | Senators push for more Afghan visas McCain files B amendment to boost defense spending Senators push to authorize 4,000 more visas for Afghans MORE can now go on vacation since Clinton is doing his bidding. Daily Kos's DHinMI takes issue with the suggestion by Clinton, the multi-millionaire wife of an ex-president, that Obama is "elitist" and is like former Democratic nominees Al GoreAl GoreGreen Party could be election spoiler Even in defeat, Trump could harm the country irreparably The Trail 2016: Dems struggle for unity MORE and Sen. John KerryJohn KerryGOP senator calls for China to crack down on illegal opioid Obamas to live in home of former Clinton press secretary: report Even in defeat, Trump could harm the country irreparably MORE (D-Mass.).
But it's not just McCain and Clinton attacking Obama. MissLaura, another Kos blogger, finds Netroots nemesis Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) telling a reporter that he sometimes finds Obama "far to the left" of "mainstream America." And Jonathan Singer at MyDD notes Rep. Geoff Davis's (R-Ky.) botched remark in which he referred to Obama as a "boy."
Shining a light on both parties' rhetoric in the election, Time's Michael Scherer takes issue with Republicans and Democrats for resorting to "truthiness" in their attacks instead of sticking to the truth, something that many expected campaigns would do in the age of Internet fact-checking.
A couple bloggers turn away from the presidential race to look at free trade and the return of Silvio Berlusconi. Pejman Yousefzadeh keeps after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi