The attacks against Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump's new debate challenge: Silence WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks at African American Museum opening Obama talks racial tension at African-American museum opening MORE continue to reverberate around the blogosphere Tuesday morning.
The Weekly Standard's Michael Goldfarb writes that it's been a bad week for the Democratic frontrunner, who has stumbled by making the "bitter" comment and is now seeing his poll numbers fall in Pennsylvania. Goldfarb suggests that Obama is suffering from overexposure, as he's running more television ads than his opponents. Clinton supporter Jeralyn at Talk Left finds that Obama was the one who attacked Clinton at the Philadelphia Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. Clinton, meanwhile, talked more about her own policies, an approach that Jeralyn found more effective. And Victor Davis Hanson at The Corner likens the presidential race to the one in 1952, when a war hero beat the "thinking-man's candidate."
Pushing back against Obama's critics, Arianna Huffington argues that John McCainJohn McCainTrump's new debate challenge: Silence Senate rivals gear up for debates McCain opponent releases new ad hitting his record MORE can now go on vacation since Clinton is doing his bidding. Daily Kos's DHinMI takes issue with the suggestion by Clinton, the multi-millionaire wife of an ex-president, that Obama is "elitist" and is like former Democratic nominees Al GoreAl GoreGet ready for the Monday night fight Longtime Clinton aide Reines playing Trump in mock debates: reports Five tips from Trump's fallen rivals on how to debate him MORE and Sen. John KerryJohn KerryTime for Action on Bahrain When wise men attack: Why Gates is wrong about Clinton, Libya Internal memo: Refugee program vulnerable to fraud MORE (D-Mass.).
But it's not just McCain and Clinton attacking Obama. MissLaura, another Kos blogger, finds Netroots nemesis Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) telling a reporter that he sometimes finds Obama "far to the left" of "mainstream America." And Jonathan Singer at MyDD notes Rep. Geoff Davis's (R-Ky.) botched remark in which he referred to Obama as a "boy."
Shining a light on both parties' rhetoric in the election, Time's Michael Scherer takes issue with Republicans and Democrats for resorting to "truthiness" in their attacks instead of sticking to the truth, something that many expected campaigns would do in the age of Internet fact-checking.
A couple bloggers turn away from the presidential race to look at free trade and the return of Silvio Berlusconi. Pejman Yousefzadeh keeps after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi