So how were the reviews for Obama's television takeover? The LA Times called it "confident, competent and moving," and--in perhaps better news for the campaign--the Guardian reported that one out of every five households tuned in last night, hopefully not because they were wondering about the World Series. But Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz called it "a bit over the top," and the Associated Press said it was "less than upfront" about his economic plans. Still, the reviews were generally positive, if not from Team McCain.
Late last night, former president Bill Clinton made a campaign stop for Obama in Florida; the candidate himself will be in Sarasota before addressing a rally in Columbia, Missouri. Joe Biden is hoping the woman Alec Baldwin called "Bible Spice" stays out of his way as he hits Williamsport and Allentown, Pennsylvania.
· In The South, McCain and Obama Spar Over Taxes [Boston Globe]
· The Men Behind the Masks [Jaunted]
· McCain Tries to Shift Focus to National Security [WSJ]
· One in Five Households Tuned into Obama's Infomercial [Guardian]