Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama Suspends Campaign

It's not the self-serving, faux suspension McCain tried last month.

The Obama campaign has told reporters that he'll be taking Thursday and Friday off. He'll be going to Hawaii to be with his failing grandmother who, it appears, is not doing at all well.

Few realized it but Obama left his campaign for a week in August, again to spend time with his grandmother.

On Saturday the Illinois senator is scheduled to resume his campaign events. At this point so close to the November 4th election there's no way to tell whether the suspension will have a substantial impact on this close race.


penlan said...

I don't think it will have much effect on Obama's campaign. He has lots of "stand-ins" to keep it going, tons of ads, the media is highly involved in keeping him "out there", & the fact that he suspended his personal involvement in the campaign, just 2 days, for family reasons will be well understood by the majority of the people. It will give him a kind of "sympathy" following which is helpful, not negative.

I'm not an Obama supporter nor a McCain one either. Just my thoughts on this.

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with Canada, or Canadians for that matter?

The Mound of Sound said...

Anon, just a quick question? What in hell makes you think that's any of your business?

Anonymous said...

You answered my question with a question.

Good answer.

penlan said...

Anon - Canada is affected, very much so, by what goes on in the States. How you can be so narrow-minded is beyond me.