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March 01, 2008

Obama Events Rapturous (chad)

at least according to Lee Cowan of ABC News in today's NY Times article examining the press treatment Barack Obama has been receiving.

“I don’t think that it’s kind treatment versus unkind treatment,” Mr. Cowan began, taking issue with the depiction of journalists fawning over Mr. Obama in a “Saturday Night Live” skit last Saturday, a characterization stoked nearly every day since by Mrs. Clinton and her aides.

And yet, Mr. Cowan then described several advantages that he saw Mr. Obama as having over his rival. “He hasn’t been around as long, so there isn’t as much to pick at,” Mr. Cowan said. “He plays everything very cool. He’s not as much of a lightning rod. His personality just doesn’t seem to draw that kind of coverage.”

“Even in the conversations we have as colleagues, there is a sense of trying especially hard not to drink the Kool-Aid,” Mr. Cowan added. “It’s so rapturous, everything around him. All these huge rallies.”

Just a small point here Mr. Cowan -Once you use the word rapturous to describe a candidates events and admit that he isn't drawing critical coverage because he is cool you have drunk the Kool-Aid. In fact you are mixing in the cyanide and serving it to the little kids at that point.



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