Skip to comments.Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives
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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As always - have at it
It's not the "mainstream", it's "the other half".
Isn't that racist, or sexist, or something?
Or just stoopid?
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.
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.
Also known as “bitter clingers”.
Better a “bitter clinger” than an “ankle biter”!
Jimmy Cater II...
...and then some.
perhaps... Jimmy Carter II...
...and then some.
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