Kat and I watched Tuesday night's primary coverage in the Kingpin, and we noticed how small the crowd looked for McCain. Almost everybody picked up on that, assuming he was speaking to a small crowd of invited supporters. Actually, that was the Pontchartrain Center, curtained off to size suitable for the invited public that actually showed up. The announcement was in the Times-Picayune that day.
During his speech, he talked about making the hard choices. The bar wondered "which hard choices" - my take: McCain had the nerve to take both sides on the issues. Greg Sanders at the Huffington Post rips McCain for doing this where Hurricane Katrina is concerned.