Surprise; Obama wins yet another round to keep his record perfect...
GLENN: Well, here we go, the Battle of the Headlines. This is, every day we get together at this time, we just take the headlines out of the paper, just different stories about Obama and McCain and we see who's won every day. So far it's been very close, has it not, every --
STU: It's a tight battle, as you know. It's a divided country between two parties and both these parties are going back and forth.
GLENN: You can never ever, you know, decide something on just one day's headlines. You have to look at the trend. And so far the trend, if I may go to our color commentary, Steve Burguiere, Stu, what does it look like shaping up in the long run here?
STU: Well, as you know this is a marathon, not a sprint, and it's very important that people understand that it goes back and forth. That, you know, it goes one way one way, goes the other way another day.
STU: As you know right now you've got John McCain in the middle -- he's got a very popular issue. The issue on everyone's mind is gas prices, drilling, he's on the right side for public opinion. So you'd think he would do very well.
GLENN: But I'm asking what, what does the trend look like so far?
STU: 100% Obama.
GLENN: Battle of the Headlines, the headline war every day. Now, what are we expecting today, Stu?
STU: Exactly what I said, Glenn. Energy is the focus of people. John McCain is on the right side of it and public opinion. He should be doing very well on the headlines.
GLENN: Here we go, Barack Obama, headline number one. For Obama, a first step is not a misstep. Headline number two, Obama gains support for pullout. Headline number three, Iraqis back Obama plan. And headline number four, diary, Barack Obama's world tour from the BBC.
Well, now we're at the half. That looks like a pretty strong showing here from Barack Obama.
STU: Yeah. Interesting, they really have reviewed his trip as a world tour very well, but I think that that's going to be balanced here by the fact that McCain has much more public policy and foreign policy experience.
GLENN: Headline number one, McCain blames Obama for higher gas prices. Headline number two, John McCain vies for extra press coverage. Headline number three, McCain, kneecapped by Maliki. And headline number four, never underestimate McCain, but...
VOICE: Once again Barack Obama comes out on top, glowing headline after glowing headline. Gee, what a freaking surprise. No, seriously, what's next? Glenn's got a hairpiece? Thanks for the update.
GLENN: Never underestimate McCain but... I don't think I've ever seen that as a headline. A but... it's like, never underestimate McCain, we can't run with that. "What do we do? But a but... after that.
STU: What would you say comes after the but...? You should this time?
GLENN: Never underestimate McCain but... this time he's out.
STU: But this time you're overestimating him?
GLENN: It's unbelievable.