Monday, October 13, 2008

Two observations

CBS: Obama’s Plane 'Smells Terrible'

Dean Reynolds of CBS News spent 12 months covering Barack Obama’s campaign before recently switching to John McCain’s election effort, and he found the differences between the two “striking” ....

Reynolds ... made these observations in his Reporter’s Notebook:

  • Obama’s campaign schedule is more hectic than McCain’s. Aides who deal with the press are often overwhelmed and uninformed about “where, when, why or how the candidate is moving about.”

  • Didn't The One bring up how running his campaign makes him qualified for President, since his campaign budget is bigger than the Wasilla city budget? Evidently he can't run a campaign very well. Imagine how he'll run the country. And he's doing this lousy job with twice as much money as McCain.

    Read the rest, keeping in the back of your mind how these reporters swoon over Obama like teenagers at a pop concert:

  • The McCain campaign provides reporters with printed schedules so they can plan accordingly. Obama offers no printed schedules and dismisses complaints from reporters who wonder why.

  • McCain’s press aides are more knowledgeable and more friendly and useful to reporters than Obama staffers.

  • The GOP candidate’s events are better designed to accommodate the needs of the press corps.

  • McCain is friendly and “loquacious” with reporters when he’s on the stump. Obama holds news conferences, but seldom chats with reporters.

  • McCain’s campaign plane is better than Obama’s, which is “cramped, uncomfortable and smells terrible most of the time,” Reynolds disclosed. “Somehow the McCain folks manage to keep their charter clean, even where the press is seated.”

  • When reporters recently asked for more time to write up McCain’s remarks and prepare their reports after a speech, the campaign readily agreed. But Reynolds notes that “similar requests are often denied or ignored by the Obama campaign aides, apparently terrified that the candidate may have to wait 20 minutes to allow reporters to chronicle what he’s just said.”

  • Yet they're still in love with him, even though he treats them so badly? They behave like abused women who won't leave a relationship! And Obama acts like ... Well, like a prima donna, for starters.

    Cue Weird Al singing "You Don't Love Me Anymore"

    1 comment:

    Kimberly said...

    Thanks for this article. I found it very interesting and love your blog. I am going to tell others about it. Thanks for all the wisdom you share!

    Blessed be God Forever!