If you're reading the blogs or even the Frank Rich in The New York Times, you're seeing lots of advice--interspersed with much hand-wringing--telling Barack Obama that he needs to be tougher and that he must go right after John McCain. Even in the age of the Internet and the 24-hour cycle, however, the pundits are behind the news.
I traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire yesterday, to see Obama at a rally there. He did go after McCain in a masterful display that interspersed explanation of his programs with references to the obvious: that John McCain doesn't get it.
Obama and his people have been ahead of the rest of us for 19 months. They still are.
Here's his speech yesterday: