By gabe | Gabe's Declaration of Principles September 28, 2008 at 3:42AM
Things that polls can't capture:
And this story in the NY Times.
Obama: Now, About That Dry-Cleaning Bill
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Remember last month, when a conservative group prayed for rain to disrupt Senator Barack Obama’s stadium-style acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver?
That night, it didn’t rain. And for months, at outdoor rallies across the country, Mr. Obama’s campaign events have escaped repeated bouts of rain and stormy weather – even if it was in the forecast.
But the run of good luck with Mother Nature ended here on Saturday night, as a steady rain began to fall shortly after Mr. Obama began speaking at the University of Mary Washington. After keeping his supporters waiting for nearly an hour, Mr. Obama went forward with his speech as a crowd estimated by campus officials at 26,000 grew soggy.
“I’m sorry for those of you who are wearing that special outfit,” Mr. Obama said. “I’d like to cover everyone’s dry cleaning bill tonight, but I can’t because I’ve got to use it on the campaign. So consider it one more modest contribution to our efforts to change the country.”
Later, he added: “It’s just trickling down a little bit here. That’s O.K. I’m going to have to get my dry cleaning going too.”
From the comments section after this story on the NY Times site:
"I would rather develop the most severe case of pneumonia ever recorded than have to live under Republican rule for one more day, much less four more years.
Change is coming…
— B. Cobb"
Speaking of cob, the choice is clear:
We can spend four more years in a corn maze...
...or we can elect leadership offering hope and change...
...a leader above the corn.