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Obama Must Win After All He’s Put Up With

From a commiserating New York Times:

Obama: ‘I Don’t Believe in Coming in Second’

By Jeff Zeleny

September 6, 2008

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – For Senator Barack Obama, the television image of his day on Friday took place on the floor of a glass manufacturing plant in the small Pennsylvania town of Duryea. But by nightfall, he was a world away from that scene, as he arrived here for a pair of high-dollar fund-raisers.

The singer Jon Bon Jovi and a nearby neighbor hosted back-to-back events for Mr. Obama. While his message was largely the same – criticizing Republicans for their convention message – he steeled his supporters for a tough battle ahead in the final 60 days of the campaign.

“I hope you guys are up for a fight. I hope you guys are game because I haven’t been putting up with 19 months of airplanes and hotel food and missing my babies and my wife – I didn’t put up for that stuff just to come in second,” he said

As he stood beneath a tent on the expansive Bon Jovi compound, which resembled an Italian villa, Mr. Obama criticized the message of the Republican convention. He even suggested that his rival was running a negative race – perhaps more so than Mr. McCain would like, but offered no evidence to bolster his point…

Neither the images nor the words from his evening will ever appear on television…

Does Mr. Obama really want to go into what he has sacrificed for his country?

Our advice: stick to the teleprompter and the carefully focus-grouped comments Mr. Axelrod has written out for you.

Mind you Mr. Obama’s supporters at this fundraiser paid $30,000 to hear about his sacrifices.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, September 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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