Trail Watch: Hello, goodbye

While the Clinton campaign tries to be careful not to appear as if it has the nomination sewn up, many of the Republican candidates for president seem to think it does, or at least they are choosing to act that way, judging by the number of times Hillary Clinton was mentioned during the GOP debate in Orlando last night.

While the Clinton campaign tries to be careful not to appear as if it has the nomination sewn up, many of the Republican candidates for president seem to think it does, or at least they are choosing to act that way, judging by the number of times Hillary Clinton was mentioned during the GOP debate in Orlando last night.

Today's "Trail Watch" winner: John McCain

In the race for funding, 3Q results show that Romney continues to bring in the most cash, followed by Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani, with John McCain a distant fourth. But McCain got in a good laugh and a standing ovation at the Republican debate in Orlando last night with his mocking of Hillary Clinton's support for spending $1 million on a Woodstock museum, noted Republican online strategist David All on TechPresident.com.

Also, Hillary Clinton continues to catch a fair amount of flak for campaign strategist Mark Penn's Burson-Marsteller connection. This time, it is Burson's assistance to Blackwater USA in recent weeks, which is under investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee for various alleged misdoings that the company denies. Burson's clarification regarding subsidiary BKSH & Associates' Blackwater work can be found here.

Elsewhere:Sam Brownback is out of the race.

But… Alan Keyes is apparently in.

XM Satellite Radio launched a station devote to the 2008 presidential race.

The Onion notes a fringe benefit of a Fred Thompson presidency.

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