Hillary Clinton's very good day
Florida may have been but a beauty contest, for the Democrats, but you can't just dismiss the support of more than 800,000 people. It's not Barack Obama's South Carolina blow-out, but neither is it trivial.
Clinton's day started off with the Los Angeles Times publishing a glowing endorsement by Robert F. Kennedy's children, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Kerry Kennedy. And then this was announced:
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the backing of California Rep. Maxine Waters, an influential member of the Congressional Black Caucus whose support could help blunt charges of racial polarization against the Clinton campaign in the South Carolina primary.
Waters is also a heavy-weight in Los Angeles, and could influence a lot of voters.
And in case anyone was wondering about the biggest of all Democratic names, Marc Ambinder had this:
An adviser said that Mr. Gore had long ago decided to lay low once the Democratic delegate selection contests began so as not to interfere in the race.
Last night, a close adviser said "nothing has changed" with regard to Mr. Gore's decision to keep mum about an endorsement.