GIULIANI: NBC's Lauren Appelbaum notes that Giuliani yesterday spoke at the 9/11 memorial ceremony for just one minute. And half of the time, he quoted Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel.
NBC/NJ campaign reporter Matthew Berger adds the Giuliani campaign yesterday took down its Web site in memory of the 9/11 attacks. The blue page that remained read, "September 11, 2001: We will not forget," and it included a quote from Giuliani's address to the United Nations in Oct. 2001. "This massive attack was intended to break our spirit. It has not done that. It has made us stronger, more determined and more resolved." The only active link was for the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum Web site. Campaign officials said it was not a day for politics.
HUCKABEE: The one-time middle-of-the-pack Mike Huckabee is getting more and more top tier- like coverage. The AP's Ron Fournier looks at Huckabee's toughness, noting that behind his nice guy exterior is someone with a lot of political skills.
MCCAIN: Politico's Roger Simon looks at how McCain has a lot riding on Petraeus.
THOMPSON: The candidate's swing through South Carolina is getting much better coverage than what he got in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Thompson's campaign apparently misspelled the name of the South Carolina governor in a press release. The AP story was clipped in the Columbia State with the headline: "Thompson campaign gets a 'D' in spelling SC governor's name."