Of the challenges President Obama's re-election campaign is facing, Axelrod highlighted his concern about the unprecedented amount of money being spent this election year, calling it a serious issue not just for Barack Obama, but for the country.
For the same reasons that Sarah Palin is a riveting figure in American politics, the HBO movie Game Change is an astonishingly smart look at her and the world that put her in the position of John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election.
The rough media consensus today is that the Republican contest is, in fact, over. Gingrich is described not so much as a serious contender for the Republican nomination as he is an impediment to Romney's need to unify the party and focus on Barack Obama.
My frustration with this President's terrible treatment of Israel and his concurrent support of Muslims and Arab dictatorships is well known. So imagine my surprise and irritation when I saw New York magazine's most recent cover.