Obama’s Media Blues
Posted by Ryan on March 4, 2008
The voting hasn’t yet wrapped in Texas, Ohio, Vermont or Rhode Island, but it is likely that Obama will win enough delegates tonight to turn the establishment against She Who Must Not Be Named by the time Pennsylvania comes around. I hope not — I love watching the Democrat in-fighting!
However, at the same time it’s been a rough week for Obama; one he’s not used to having. I’ve always felt that the one thing the press likes more than hyping someone up, is eventually tearing them down.
First came NAFTA: senior Obama economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, spoke to members of the Harper government apparently saying that the Canadian government shouldn’t take Obama’s anti-NAFTA rhetoric seriously. That sounds very much like politics as usual (not very hopeful or change-like politics). Denials abound and SWMNBN’s campaign ran with it, but Harper’s response was carefully worded and vague. Regardless of what was said, this story is not likely to go away because of the way it was handled.
Then, Obama actually got asked some tough questions today by, of all people, THE PRESS! Obama tried to manage the news conference, but after complaining that the press asked “like eight questions,” he huffed and puffed his way off the stage. Apparently Obama didn’t like questions being asked about his former fundraiser Tony Rezko’s trial or NAFTA-gate.
Here’s a free-of-charge tip for Obama: There’s no one the press loves to hound more than someone important who doesn’t like them. Have fun with the rest of the campaign!