Positive coverage for Obama on all networks after weekend sweep, with Clinton campaign portrayed in crisis mode.
ABC: Political reports came after several other stories. Obama team said to be confident about Potomac Primaries while Clinton’s losses are “taking a toll.” Noted she hardly mentioned Tuesday’s Maryland primary while campaigning there Monday. GOP report said there’s mounting irritation at Huckabee in the McCain camp, with one adviser saying he has “stopped being amusing.”
CBS: After several other stories, report said Obama gained “a priceless supply of momentum” over the weekend, while Clinton staff shakeup showed “an ability to adjust” to the tight race. Showed Clinton saying she expects to do “very, very well” in Texas and Ohio, while aides acknowledge she may perform poorly Tuesday.
NBC: Led with Obama’s weekend wins, Clinton’s shakeup. Noted the Clinton camp is “showing strain” with Maggie Williams taking over and B. Clinton “calling every superdelegate.” Covered Edwards mulling over endorsement — sources said Clinton impressed him with poverty plan, Obama rescheduled because meeting became a “media circus.” Next, highlighted the GOP nomination fight over ideology, analysts predicted President Bush’s support of McCain will be useful.