I have just flown back from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and am now in D.C. — about to watch the first debate showdown.
On other fronts, Ted Kennedy has been taken to the hospital in Hyannisport, Massachusetts. No other news.
I hope Kennedy gets better quickly — but I can’t help but think that Reagan’s funeral gave George W. Bush a platform that helped him reverse his free fall in the polls in the 2004 race and stage a reorganization of his campaign and brand.
Obama is in no free fall, but I have no doubt that the passage of great figures whether in the Republican or Democratic party are exploited political moments.
— Steve Clemons