Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Obama's Waffle Controversy

TalkLeft reported Barack Obama got cranky with a reporter today when asked a question at a diner about Jimmy Carter meeting with Hamas.
As Sen. Hillary Clinton was preparing to campaign here today, Sen. Barack Obama was meeting with voters at a diner and apparently pretty hungry. "Why can't I just eat my waffle?" he said, when asked a foreign policy question by a reporter at the Glider Diner.
What's the big deal? Why is this news? Because, as Jay Newton-Small at Time's Swampland explains, Obama hasn't given a press conference in 10 days
Just wait until the Fall when he stiffs the press, and McCain keeps up his policy of being open to the press. The press will turn on Obama, and he won't know what to do.
and the reporters had no other opportunity to ask him.

You can even go to EBay and bid on the plate, with the uneaten part of the waffle and sausage. Proceeds go to Hillary for President. At least that is what Ben Smith said. I did an ebay search and did not find it.

Update: It appears it was taken down because it was making the diner look bad, but EBay was about to take it down anyway.

AnninCA commented He has none. He's a personality figure. Not a real statemen. That means.....gotta keep the press away so they don't catch onto to the anomolies.

oldpro commented not up to speed on emerging issues because you're too busy campaigning? Avoid reporters until you can get your spiel straight.
And hope they stop asking mean questions.
Fewer chances for mistakes, gaffs, screwups and at this stage that is to be avoided at all costs. He seems a little testy about it tho...and in public and in camera range...not good....

davnee commented BO is a regular gaffe machine these days. Could BO have picked a more perfect breakfast food to mark his little snit? God I hope this gets play, because the waffle is just an endless source of amusement. In all seriousness though, if BO is melting
Like butter on a waffle.
under the pressure of the primary and already hiding from the press and ducking debates, how is he ever going make it to November with the Republicans putting him through his paces rather than a woman and fellow Democrat who is boxing him with one hand tied behind her back?

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