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Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives ^ | 9 Oct 08 | Dean Reynolds

Posted on 10/09/2008 2:07:00 AM PDT by roaddog727

After most of the previous 12 months covering Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency, it was interesting, instructive and, well, relaxing to follow John McCain for the last few days. The differences between the two are striking.

Obama is the big time orator, McCain is the guy who struggles with a teleprompter or even note cards strategically placed nearby. Obama's crowds are larger, more enthusiastic. McCain's events are smaller, but to my eye, better choreographed. And now with the addition of Sarah Palin to some of his events, McCain can boast of crowds that match Obama's in energy.

There is an urgency to the McCain campaign now that I don't think was there before. Due to the fact that he is running second, no doubt, but it may also be because McCain has a finishing kick. Whatever the case, he is sharper on the stump than he was before. (Though I would suspect a candidate running behind would want to schedule two or three appearances per day, instead of the one McCain usually does.)

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IT is a telling tale indeed to hear how Obama runs his Campaign operation. We are in deep kimshee if he get's elected.

As always - have at it

1 posted on 10/09/2008 2:07:00 AM PDT by roaddog727
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The fact that he calls it "the other half" is telling.

It's not the "mainstream", it's "the other half".

Isn't that racist, or sexist, or something?

Or just stoopid?

2 posted on 10/09/2008 2:10:21 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

More likely stupid.

I love this:

“The Obama aides who deal with the national reporters on the campaign plane are often overwhelmed, overworked and un-informed about where, when, why or how the candidate is moving about..”

What this tells me is he can’t delegate nor communicate.

3 posted on 10/09/2008 3:21:44 AM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: Izzy Dunne

That’s how liberals view us: the “other half”, the “great unwashed”, those poor benighted souls who need to be led out of darkness and into the light.

4 posted on 10/09/2008 3:37:54 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

Also known as “bitter clingers”.

5 posted on 10/09/2008 3:49:00 AM PDT by patj
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Better a “bitter clinger” than an “ankle biter”!

6 posted on 10/09/2008 5:56:54 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: roaddog727

Jimmy Cater II...

...and then some.

7 posted on 10/09/2008 7:02:35 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: WayneS

perhaps... Jimmy Carter II...

...and then some.

8 posted on 10/09/2008 7:03:39 AM PDT by WayneS (Those Fumble Fingers Strike Again!!!)
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