MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former GOP House member, says that after every Obama speech he is flooded with praise for the candidate from Republicans. The Washington Post considers the Illinois senator’s appeal to those on the right.
"Economists caution that voters are not likely to feel much better at election time even if the economy is rebounding," writes The New York Times. A similar situation hurt the Republican presidential campaign in 1992, and Times considers what might be learned from the comparison.
"The finale was a 13-yard pass to Plaxico Burress, who had been the center of a firestorm all week long after he guaranteed the Giants' would win. He backed up his words by backing off Patriots cornerback Ellis Hobbs and catching the touchdown pass that finally put the Patriots' dynasty to rest," writes The Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano.
The International Herald Tribune’s Alan Cowell questions whether recent scandals concerning political party financing, coupled with an adversarial media, have destroyed Britain’s faith in its politicians.