1. Bill Clinton, in Beaumont, Texas today:
"You probably like it that it has come down to Texas and Ohio. If she wins Texas and Ohio I think she will be the nominee, if you don't then I don’t think she can. It's all on you."
2. The Change to Win coalition plans a Thursday a.m conference call to consider a presidential endorsement, according to birthday boy Chris "The Fix" Cillizza.
3. John McCain said today that President Bush should veto legislation that would limit the CIA's interrogation techniques to those specified in the Army Field Manuel. But... no torture.
4. Texas State Sen. Kirk Watson finally has his talking points:
On Tuesday night, after an important and historic victory in the Wisconsin Presidential Primary by Senator Barack Obama, I appeared on the MSNBC post-election program. “Hardball” host Chris Matthews (who is, it turns out, as ferocious as they say), began grilling me on Senator Obama’s legislative record.
And my mind went blank. I expected to be asked about the primary that night, or the big one coming up in Texas on March 4, or just about anything else in the news. When the subject changed so emphatically, I reached for information that millions of my fellow Obama supporters could recite by heart, and I couldn’t summon it.
My most unfortunate gaffe is not, in any way, a comment on Senator Obama, his substantial record, or the great opportunity we all share to elect him President of the United States.
Had I not lost my mind, here are the accomplishments I would have mentioned:
* Senator Obama’s fight for universal children’s health care in Illinois.
* His success bringing Republicans and Democrats together (a huge selling point for me in general) on bills such as the one in Illinois requiring police interrogations and confessions to be videotaped.
* His leadership on ethics reform in Washington (the bill that lobbyists and special interests are complaining about right now has his name on it).
* His bill to make the federal budget far more transparent and accessible to Americans via the Internet – we could use that openness in Texas.
* And his vital work with Republicans to lock down nuclear weapons around the world.
Of course, it would have helped to remember all of this last night. I encourage anyone who wants to know more (especially Mr. Matthews) to log onto texas.barackobama.com.
5. Joe Klein headline: McCain: Soft on Al Qaeda?
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