2. Slate's Chris Beam isn't quite sure where Obama election manager David Plouffe gets some of his numbers.
3. The Hotline's Jennifer Skalka on a sublime moment of silence precipitated by this question to assembled Clinton advisers: pray tell -- when, precisely, has Sen. Clinton been tested by a foreign policy crisis?
4. This is why John McCain's campaign may hire senior -- as well as junior -- staff -- and soonish: getting endorsed yesterday by John Hagee earned him lots of tsuris and a wasted news day, and forced this apology:
"Yesterday, Pastor John Hagee endorsed my candidacy for president in San Antonio, Texas. However, in no way did I intend for his endorsement to suggest that I in turn agree with all of Pastor Hagee's views, which I obviously do not.
"I am hopeful that Catholics, Protestants and all people of faith who share my vision for the future of America will respond to our message of defending innocent life, traditional marriage, and compassion for the most vulnerable in our society."
5. Barack Obama's response to "Children" is predictable but effective.