The Trail: A Daily Diary of Campaign 2008


On the Road with the Obama 'Road Show'

By Shailagh Murray
BOSTON, Mass -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and his new best friend Barack Obama finished off a long day on the campaign trail here in the capital state of Camelot, one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds on tomorrow's election calendar.

The capacity crowd of 9,000 at a convention hall downtown was intimate for an Obama event, but the VIP list was especially long -- in addition to Kennedy, Obama also has the backing of Gov. Deval Patrick, Sen. John Kerry, and Reps. William Delahunt and Mike Capuano. Caroline Kennedy sat slightly bleary eyed on stage, passing up a speaking slot, having flown overnight from California before the day started in New Jersey. Thanking them all added 20 minute preamble to Obama's stump speech. Gesturing to his entourage, Obama said, "We've been having a road show."

It was a fitting setting on the eve of his biggest political test ever: Obama's career took flight here less than four years ago, when he addressed the Democratic convention just a mile or so away.

Posted at 11:16 PM ET on Feb 4, 2008
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He's like Marjoe-the televangelist.
I watch him instead of the 8oo club on the tee-vee. Mesmerizing. Then I wake up and vote for Hillary.
The 2 candidates were in a dead heat in another primary of recent memory, and Hillary walked away with a tidy lead at the end of the day. These polls aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

Posted by: ffallick | February 5, 2008 4:03 PM

Sen. Barack Obama has erased Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead among Democrats nationally, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll out Monday. The two are in a virtual tie, with Obama at 49 percent and Clinton at 46 percent.

The survey represents a dramatic turnaround in the race from a few months ago when Clinton had a significant edge over Obama.

With 1681 delegates up for grab, what Candidate do you believe will accumulate the most delegates on Super Tuesday?


Posted by: jeffboste | February 5, 2008 10:33 AM

Ms Murray is embarrassing herself. Is there really no one in the office who will intervene?

Posted by: zukermand | February 5, 2008 7:51 AM

I don't envy anybody of the ones involved after having had a good night's sleep myself, but now it is the voters' turn.

For the ones still undecided, I found a "Last Minute Fact Checker" here:

Posted by: old_europe | February 5, 2008 6:30 AM

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