Broadcasts all led with the Chinese earthquake and other natural calamities.
ABC: Recapped the day on the stump. Stephanopoulos offered analysis of new ABC poll, said “wrong track” numbers and low Bush approval rating spell trouble for the GOP.
CBS: Couric said Clinton is “hanging tough, but changing her tone.” Report from West Virginia said Clinton is preserving the “bland and safe” parts of her speech, but holding back attacks on Obama. Said Obama will signal “he’s moving on” by campaigning in Missouri as West Virginia results come in.
NBC: Noted Obama taking superdelegate lead for first time in MSNBC count. Covered Obama’s stop in West Virginia, him turning his “fire power” on McCain in speeches, plans to head to battleground states. Said Clinton “is not going away,” cited aides saying she’ll be in til June 3 despite money woes. Debated whether her staying in is good or bad for Obama. Mentioned Jenna Bush wedding.