Barack Obama was in Oregon this past weekend, campaigning in a state he's certain to win in November. Obama responded to attacks by John McCain on his intention to meet the leaders of Iran without preconditions. He also emphasized his environmental policies, because Oregonian voters are particularly green-friendly.
While the media is going on and on today about the war of words between McCain and Obama over Iran, they missed the not so subtle subtext that McCain is making the same failed experience argument that doomed Hillary Clinton. McCain seems ready dredge up the tired argument that Obama is too reckless and inexperienced to be president.
The dean of the Senate, Robert Byrd of West Virginia has endorsed Barack Obama today. Byrd focused on ending the Iraq war, "As people all across this great nation know, I have been one of the most outspoken opponents of the Bush administration's misguided war in Iraq and its saber rattling around the globe."
Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) was on Meet The Press this morning and said not only was he not interested in the Vice President slot, but he would discourage the Democratic nominee from even asking him. Host Tim Russert broached the question asking Webb about the press release his publisher sent out for his new book.
Click here for the updated story The Boston Globe is reporting that family members have been summoned to Boston after Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital from Hyannis Port after he suffered a stroke this morning.