With the media out in full force to travel with "The Anointed One", to Europe and the Middle East,
Senator John McCain's trip to Iraq last spring was a low-key affair: With his ordinary retinue of reporters following him abroad, the NBC News anchor Brian Williams reported on his arrival in Baghdad from New York, with just two sentences tacked onto the "in other political news" portion of his newscast.And exactly how much fuel and energy will these Liberals be using to traipse around the world for photo-ops and to rub elbows with other leaders?
But when Obama heads for Iraq and other locations overseas this summer, Williams is planning to catch up with him in person, as are the other two evening news anchors, Charles Gibson of ABC and Katie Couric of CBS, who, like Williams, are far along in discussions to interview Obama on successive nights.
And while the anchors are jockeying for interviews with Obama at stops along his route, the regulars on the Obama campaign plane will have new seat mates: star political reporters from the major newspapers and magazines who are flocking to catch Obama's first overseas trip since becoming the presumptive nominee of his party.
And of course John McCain is screaming media bias, which is a hoot all together after what was done to previous presidential candidates, as well as still being done to current third party candidates.
The public need not bother to vote for President in November - the media has already chosen Obama and now they are just going along for this coming out party ... it's the debutante ball when he will be formally introduced to the world. All that is missing is Obama flying on Air Force One.
This presidential race is such a sad joke. The American people really have little choice as they are herded into picking from either of these two. Most won't ever even know there are other candidates running for office who have other ideas.
So do you think Heath Ledger will win a posthumous Oscar for playing the Joker in Batman Dark Knight? Some say yes.