Today's blogs focus on Democrats ahead of tonight's debate. The Dems will face off on MSNBC tonight, with Brian Williams and Tim Russert moderating. Will Barack Obama take it to Hillary Clinton or not?
Jim Geraghty at National Review Online wonders if the GOP's "Hillary hate" has run its course. The congressional GOP committee didn't do well with fundraising, nor did John Kerry beat President Bush with all that ill will. Patrick Ruffini at Townhall.com tries to make a case that generic Republicans do well against Clinton. She couldn't break 50% against Rep. Ron Paul -- is this a bad sign for her in the general election? Kos at Dailykos.com has a few thoughts on the election. The one clear point he makes is that this election will not be like 2004. Clinton is not a Howard Dean who will collapse at some point. This is bad news for Obama. Jonathan Martin looks into John Edwards' claim that he can win red states. I don't buy it. He didn't help Kerry win North Carolina, and he got destroyed by Dick Cheney in the vice presidential debate in 2004.
Andrew Sullivan has taken a strong stance against torture, as I think we all should, and today he examines a book delineating the Bush administration's affronts on the topic.