The attacks against Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDems flip New York state seat that Republicans have held for nearly four decades Trump denies clemency to 180 people Mellman: Memories may be beautiful, yet… 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 Sidney McCainMellman: Memories may be beautiful, yet… Schumer to oppose Pompeo as secretary of State Arizona GOP blocked from changing rules on filling McCain's seat 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 GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreMellman: Memories may be beautiful, yet… Hamas attacks Israel — and the world condemns Israel Al Gore: Trump should fire Pruitt MORE and Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryMellman: Memories may be beautiful, yet… Lieberman: Senate should fulfill constitutional duty, confirm Mike Pompeo Overnight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit 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