Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– What exactly is the Obama strategy at this point? The class warfare argument alienates white collar workers. The scheduling conference calls with Senate Democrats and then not showing up alienates Senate Democrats. Making Eric Cantor the face of the problem when no one in American knows who Eric Cantor is puts few, if any, points on the board. At some point it looks like desperation.
– Rick Perry's reputation as a fundraiser is in tact. He raised $17 million in 49 days, an impressive haul. And his last debate performance did not impact his fundraising. The daily average actually went up after that debate according to the campaign.
– Is Palin getting in? September 30th was her self-declared "drop dead date", but now her lawyers are rumored to be looking at early states. A lot of people think Republican pundits don't like Sarah Palin. That's not actually true. It's just many of us are so annoyed by the cult of personality that has sprung up around Palin that it is hard to get excited about any further mobilization of these people.
Firedoglake.com Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:
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