Analyst Stu Rothenberg doesn't believe McCain or Clinton has answered the Roger Mudd question. "But why are Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) running for president? I'm not sure, except that McCain seemed to be next in line for the GOP nomination and Clinton is, well, Clinton."
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted a group of the city's most prominent donors and asked them to hold out on giving presidential candidates money until "they side with the city on a checklist of issues, such as Wall Street regulations, homeland security money and funding for ailing ground zero workers." Bloomberg denied interest in running himself. And lest you think Bloomberg is trying to woo donors for himself, remember that he's never raised outside money for his two bids for mayor. He's always self-funded. By the way, this event also featured a panel discussion between Harold Ford Jr. and Newt Gingrich.