Halperin vs Drudge

What can he possibly mean by this?

Why is Drudge highlighting the McCain story, but has not touched other political hot potatoes that are swirling in the ether? Answer that, and you probably will have a better handle on who the major parties will nominate than any polling data can give you.

That's way more conspiratorial than I'd wager. Drudge has an internal NYT scoop. It's hot news. Why do you need any more explanation than that?