The clips of the day:
Obama said he knows some young men think they can't find a job unless they are a really good basketball player.
"Which most of you brothas are not," Obama, who played basketball in high school, a sport he continues to play to this day, said jokingly.
Brothas? Fo shizzle! I don't have audio or video for it, so I can't hear the inflections. But this, and his reference to rapper Lil' Wayne, is one more example of how Obama can speak as no presidential candidate before him ever could. It's as much generational as racial, because what sounds natural from Obama might sound ridiculous from John Lewis or John Conyers or Charlie Rangel.
Obama has asked his top donors to help raise money for her debt, and so far they have come up with less than $100,000 (though more in pledges), Clinton campaign officials said — a “paltry sum,” in the words of one.
Some of the replies are unprintable, given the coarse language, the donor said. A sampling of others included:
“Why would I help pay off debts that Hillary amassed simply to keep damaging Sen. Obama?”
“Gas prices are up, the markets are in turmoil, my kid’s fall tuition bill is coming soon. Writing checks to politicians I don’t like is not at the top of my list.”
“Not a penny for that woman. Or her husband. Or — god forbid — Mark Penn.”
Which reminds me of Cats are Democrats, Dogs are Republicans.
Meanwhile, we're still waiting for that Chelsea Clinton interview.