The Afternoon Read: Friday, December 1, 2006

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Sorry again for the delay. Here’s a very late and severely abbreviated Morning Read.

Iowa Democrats start the chatter that Hillary will back out of the race if Barack Obama" class="company-link">Barack Obama jumps in: something Hillaryland dismisses.

In National Review Online, Rich Lowry explains “The genius of Obama is that he has a pure liberal voting record — a 100 percent rating from the liberal Americans for Democratic Action in 2005 — at the same time he appeals to independents and avoids seeming noxiously partisan.”

John McCain crashed a meeting of the governor’s association headed by possible 2008 opponent Mitt Romney.

Paul Craft of the Stanford Review warns against getting too excited about McCain.

And here’s McCain’s new website.

— Azi Paybarah

The Afternoon Read: Friday, December 1, 2006