Admits defeat in Tuesday's races "He won. I lost."
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Super Tuesday preview
The poll results and delegate counts going into Tuesday's caucuses and primaries:
California holds the most delegates of any state and thus has a huge amount of influence on the nominating conventions and fall election. It has a "blanket" ballot in which voters can select candidates regardless of their party affiliation but delegates are selected only by voters in each party. This means that one candidate could win the "popular" voting while another could win all the state's delegates.
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McCain charges Bush with FEC violation
The McCain campaign filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Monday alleging that recent anti-McCain ads by the Republicans for Clean Air group violate federal laws. Slate wonders how McCain can say that the ads are dirty while also claiming that they prove the need for restrictions on special-interest ads.
Meanwhile the National Right to Life Committee is at it again. In a filing to the FEC Monday, the group announced it was spending $200,000 on get-out-the-vote calls for Bush in key primary states. The calls accuse the staunchly pro-life McCain of having "made conflicting statements about abortion." To date the group has spent almost $500,000 for Bush in this campaign.
And finally, Gerri Barish, the woman whose voice is in the now-infamous Bush breast cancer ad, told Newsday, "With all the controversy, I am sorry I did the radio spot and it's come out the way it did."
Exit poll redux
According to the Drudge Report, Voter News Service, an organization that conducts exit polls for major print and broadcast companies, demanded in a letter Monday that the National Review not post results before the polls close. On Feb. 29, the National Review picked up the practice from Slate's Jack Shafer, who began posting early exit poll results in the New Hampshire primary and subsequently received a similar cease-and-desist letter.
The Washington Post's Richard Morin argues against early release of exit poll results while a Post editorial says that Slate has the right to post them.
Reporters aren't compassionate or conservative!
So opines the Dallas Business Journal in discussing Bush's recent appearance at AOL. Read on for a contrasting report on the same event.
Bush's "political nightmare" comes true
Bush announced Sunday that he is willing to meet with the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay organization. In November Bush had said that meeting with the group would be a "huge political nightmare," but a weekend's worth of anti-Bush ads in New York did the trick.
GOP turns to minorities
The past few days have seen both GOP candidates turn to minorities for votes. Monday the McCain campaign announced that a chunk of its Web site, called Vamos con McCain, would be dedicated to wooing Latino voters. And Bush is now playing up his education credentials as a way to attract women voters.
Campaign Dispatch: Dubya's Yom Kippur
LOS ANGELES -- A day before his advisors expect him to wrap up the Republican presidential nomination, Bush toured the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a message delivered with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer -- Bush was atoning for his sins at Bob Jones University and in South Carolina.
The Wiesenthal tour is the clearest sign that Bush is struggling to fit into the compassionate-conservative outfit he wore to his coming-out ball last spring. He was still fielding questions about Bob Jones at a town hall meeting Monday in San Diego.
"I missed an opportunity in retrospect," Bush said. "I missed an opportunity to say we're all God's children." Clearly the Bush campaign feels that the best way to erase Bob Jones from the public's memory is to highlight the religious flap McCain created when he criticized Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson in Virginia. "I think he's trying to show a contrast between himself and what Sen. McCain did last week when he castigated people based on their religious beliefs," said Bush communications director Karen Hughes. "Gov. Bush's mission is to unite people, and to be tolerant of people of all faiths," Hughes said. (By Anthony York)
Campaign Dispatch: McCain's cautious optimism
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- On board the Straight Talk Express Monday morning, a cautiously optimistic McCain seemed in good spirits for the first time since his wins in Michigan and Arizona. "The last three days we've had the initiative," McCain said, noting that anti-McCain ads paid for with millions in soft money by Sam Wyly -- one of "Gov. Bush's sleazy Texas buddies," as McCain put it -- have "handed us back the reform issue."
At Santa Clara University, McCain joked around with reporters and staffers, referring to a "surge" that was changing the momentum of the election in his favor. McCain media strategist "[Mike] Murphy felt [the surge] first this morning when he fell out of bed," McCain chuckled. The good news of the day touted by McCain's staff was a New York Post poll showing their candidate gaining speed in New York.
When asked how much his critical remarks about Robertson and Falwell last week would affect Tuesday's results, McCain said he had no idea. "How much will it have had to do with my 'flip' remark about 'evil,' or my statements to the San Francisco Chronicle [about overturning Roe vs. Wade]? ... Will it have had to do with any of the idiotic remarks I've made during the campaign? ... It's been a 'high-wire act,'" McCain said. "We haven't fallen off the wire, but we've certainly been hanging on by our fingers on occasion." (By Jake Tapper)
Campaign Dispatch: California crackpots
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Every state has its own distinctive type of activist. In New Hampshire, activists are feisty and flinty. In South Carolina, they're conservative and, to put it charitably, "old school." And in California, they're fully engaged and occasionally a bit wacky. Ever since McCain's plane touched down in Oakland on Sunday, he has been besieged by sign-carrying Bay Area protesters and supporters.
One dogged San Franciscan named David Miller protested McCain's participation in the Vietnam War. "In the mid-1960s you traveled 8,000 miles to a foreign country that meant no harm to you," reads Miller's flier, addressed to McCain. "You flew a high-powered war machine that rained down destruction and death on a poor civilian population."
Miller says he served two years in federal prison for burning his draft card in 1965. Nevertheless, Miller asked McCain for a meeting, saying "we are alike in that we both stood up for our beliefs to the point of considerable inconvenience." The same, Miller said, could not be said for Bush, "who, when called, hid from combat in his home state."
Other protesters criticized McCain's use of the word "gooks" to describe his North Vietnamese torturers during his five-and-a-half years as a POW, while others demonstrated for or against the various California ballot initiatives. (By Jake Tapper)
(All times Eastern)
6 a.m. -- Al Hunt
C-Span's Washington Journal:
7 a.m. -- Sam Donaldson, anchor, ABC News
8 a.m. -- Charles Cook and Amy Walter, Cook Political Report
9 a.m. -- Michael Cornfield, professor, George Washington University
CNN's Inside Politics:
5 p.m. -- Tony Blankley, George magazine (and former spokesman for Newt Gingrich), and Michael McCurry, former press secretary for President Clinton
CNN's Larry King Live:
9 p.m. -- Bill Bennett, Empower America; Bob Woodward, Washington Post; Diane Rehm, "The Diane Rehm Show"; George Mitchell, former Senate majority leader
On the trail
Bradley: New York.
Bush: Austin, Texas.
Gore: St. Louis and Nashville, Tenn.
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