Mark Halperin’s three things to watch for in presidential politics for Friday, June 27:
1) Watch the body language and sound bytes as Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton hold their first joint campaign event at an elementary school in Unity, New Hampshire today. The two will fly together aboard Obama’s campaign plane to the town that awarded exactly 107 votes to each candidate during the primary. Watch to see how they do, and if they are able to convey a sense that they are together and will work together to get Obama elected.
2) Also watch to see what Obama and Clinton do to make people think about the possibility of a joint ticket. The two met at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Thursday evening to convince Clinton’s top donors to open their checkbooks for Obama. Senator Obama wrote a $2,300 check to Clinton for her debt, and Clinton spoke enthusiastically about why Obama should get the party’s full support. If they have a certain chemistry together as they appear out in public for the first time, watch to see if people, even people who aren’t that enthusiastic right now about an Obama-Clinton ticket, begin to think that perhaps it may be a good idea or maybe even inevitable.
3) Keep an eye on John McCain, he is in the key state of Ohio. The Senator will visit the General Motors Lordstown Assembly Plant in Warren, Ohio at 10:30 am ET today. He’ll have a press availability following the event. Watch to see if he does something to get himself into the narrative, not just for Friday but also through the weekend, at a time when some people are questioning his candidacy’s vibrancy. Watch to see how he does today, competing with the main event in New Hampshire