Mark Halperin’s Three Things

Mark Halperin’s three things to watch for in presidential politics for Tuesday, June 27:

1. Watch to see the two campaigns fight it out over the economy. Obama told Bloomberg TV investors shouldn’t expect taxpayers to bail them out and proposed closer scrutiny of credit-ratings services. McCain appeared on all six morning TV programs live from Miami, Blasting the “greed” and “excess” on Wall Street, as well as the “inside-the-Beltway old-boy network,” calling for a 9/11 Commission-style investigation and new regulations. Watch to see which of the candidates can restore confidence in the economy and if either Obama or McCain can give the American people confidence that they know what they’re doing.

2. Watch the continuing ad wars, with the lots of new ads coming out from both campaigns and interest groups. The Obama camp is set to go up with a new 30-second spot in battleground states asking how can McCain fix the economy if he believes, as he said Monday, “that the fundamentals of our economy are strong” while the New York Times has a piece today derailing the latest 527 groups for their latest spots. Watch to see what new ads come out today and what kind of scrutiny those ads get.

3. Take note of the morning show appearances of Joe Biden and John McCain. Both appearances are sure to be picked over all day, by all sides, on a range of issues. Watch to see the fall out on that front throughout the day.

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