Governor, you face a choice. You can either give in to the ignorance and intolerance of tea party purists. Or you can engage in a wider, more intelligent discussion of the U.S. role in the world, the way Republican statesmen have in the past. There is no in-between.
Richard Mourdock may have an uphill battle in trying to "out-conservative" the venerable Lugar, a Capitol Hill denizen who has fought like a tiger for Israel, against nuclear proliferation, and for other important foreign policy priorities.
A senior campaign official and Clinton confidante has told me that there will be a Democratic nominee by June 15. He could not bring himself to say the words "Hillary will drop out by June 15," but that is clearly what he meant.
With the media stating explicit demands, and practically begging Obama to just let them give him a news-cycle win, Obama finally sucked it up and gave in last night, during his speech in North Carolina.