Monday's Top Political Blogs

The odds of a Bloomberg run dominate the blogs.
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The New York Post today touted the idea of Michael Bloomberg (Ind., N.Y.) for president. The idea was ignored by conservative bloggers and downplayed by liberal ones. If Bloomberg were to run, would he take more support from Democrats or Republicans?

I have stated in the past that Bloomberg will likely run if the two other New Yorkers fall out of the race, because he has no chance to win without New York and New Jersey.

Glenn Greenwald opines on the idea of a Michael Bloomberg run for president. Greenwald somehow manages to find every ridiculous thing Bloomberg has ever said, which is unfair, because Bloomberg has been a better mayor than Giuliani.

Digby knew the "Bi-partisan Zombies" would eventually attack. She notices the meme coming from the likes of David Broder,

Washington Post

op-ed writer, calling for unity. The most recent call comes from the Bloomberg for President camp.

Republicans

Patrick Ruffini reminds Republicans about the transformation of Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.). Ruffini thinks that McCain long ago abandoned contemporary conservatism.

John Hinderaker at powerline.com asks a question that is puzzling: Where's Rudy Giuliani? It's one thing for Giuliani to decide not to take Iowa and New Hampshire seriously, but it's another to disappear completely.

Steve Benen at carpetbaggerreport.com notices why Fred Thompson fails to gain traction. He doesn't really seem to want to be president and freely states this out on the stump. That may not be the best strategy for winning.

Erick at redstate.com looks at the divide between those who get their news from the Web and the mainstream media. He makes an interesting point on that, but he can't make the case that Fred Thompson has a viable campaign.

Democrats

Michelle Malkin specializes in finding ways to take cheap shots. She writes about a recent phone call that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made to the father of Sgt. Eddie Jeffers. Jeffers wrote poignant pieces about his time in Iraq, and Pelosi expressed her respect for Jeffers.

Taylor Marsh asks the rhetorical question: Tell me again why I shouldn't like Hillary Clinton? Marsh wasn't always convinced by Sen. Clinton (D., N.Y.), but she rants about the press coverage of Clinton.

Issues

Juan Cole offers us the top 10 most important challenges to Middle East peace. Make sure you read this post because Cole is an actual expert as compared to many who just blather about the Middle East.

Steve Clemons at the Washington Note agonizes over the candidates and who they really are. He's sick and tired of the platitudes and wants to hear answers. Can I get an Amen?