Has Hillary Clinton worked her way back on the Obama short list? The New York Daily News' Goodwin thinks so.
The Los Angeles Times' McManus goes through the VP process for both campaigns and notes how few leaks have come out of late, particularly from the McCain side.
NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli's wrap of the Sunday morning shows: Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) defended McCain on immigration on This Week, asking "when has Barack Obama stood up and taken on his party on anything of national significance?" "If you look at any argument that Senator McCain is an extension of George Bush, it does not hold water, in a whole bunch of categories," Pawlenty said. "He's the one who said we've got to change the conduct of the war. He's the one that says we have to take a different approach on energy."
Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) reiterated he wants to finish his terms as Pennsylvania governor. "Well, the national media didn't listen," he said on Fox News Sunday. "I said in 2011, it's my intention to walk out the door of the capital, the Lord willing, in January of 2011. I know that disappoints some people in the capital, but that's my intention." "And if there was a position open that I was interested in, like energy or transportation, I'd be honored to serve in an Obama administration, but not at the beginning, not until my time is finished," he said.
Former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH), when asked about the vice presidency, said he likes being home in Ohio. "I don't know, and I don't expect to be asked, honestly," he said on Fox News Sunday. "I'm also, as you know, Chris, home after 15 years of commuting when I was in Congress and in the administration, and I've got three teenagers. It's time to be home. I love being home." "And public service is an incredible privilege and honor," he said. "And I hope some day to be able to get back and do something that's substantive to help people."
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said John McCain is "more ready to be president on foreign and domestic policy because of his extraordinary experience." He said McCain, like Clinton, was ready to be president on day one. "Because our enemies will test the new president early," Lieberman said on Face the Nation. "Remember that the truck bombing of the World Trade Center happened in the first year of the Clinton administration. 9/11 happened in the first year of the Bush administration. John McCain is ready to take the reins on January 20th, 2009. He doesn't need any training."
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said social conservatives want McCain "to talk about is his role as president in selecting judges, nominating judges, especially the Supreme Court." Jindal also said there is still time to block the legislative pay raise that has gotten him into hot water in Louisiana. "We still have a week," he said on Late Edition. "And we still have many options to make sure that we don't see legislators take a pay raise that would be more than double what they currently make. I think that's excessive."