I have not been in touch with Secret Service personnel during this Presidential campaign so I have no idea what the agents think of Obama and Biden. But, judging from the comments made by a member of the press corps, I’m guessing that Obama may be continuing the Democratic elitist attitude.
…I would love to have someone from Obama's campaign explain why the entire press corps, the Secret Service, and the local police idled for two hours in a Miami hotel parking lot recently because there was nothing to do and nowhere to go. It was not an isolated case. (1)That’s shades of the arrogant Clintons and Kerrys.
Speaking about Obama,
The national headquarters in Chicago airily dismisses complaints from journalists wondering why a schedule cannot be printed up or at least e-ailed in time to make coverage plans. Nor is there much sympathy for those of us who report for a newscast that airs in the early evening hours. Our shows place a premium on live reporting from the scene of campaign events. But this campaign can often be found in the air and flying around at the time the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" is broadcast. I suspect there is a feeling within the Obama campaign that the broadcast networks are less influential in the age of the internet and thus needn't be accomodated as in the days of yore. Even if it's true, they are only hurting themselves by dissing audiences that run in the tens of millions every night. (1)
Read the article and see for yourself the contrast with the McCain campaign.
Positive character counts and McCain/Palin have it while Obama does not. I don’t know yet about Biden.
Update 10/9/2008: Apparently Biden is a scofflaw. Read how he failed to pay his bills. (2)
Link in this Blog:
(1.) Reporter's Notebook: Seeing How The Other Half Lives
(2.) CPA Got Stiffed by Joe Biden