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Barack Obama

Change vs. Experience on the NY Tarmac

By Jonathan Weisman
NEW YORK -- It was "Change You Can Believe In" versus the might and experience of the federal government on the tarmac of LaGuardia Airport this morning as Barack Obama's airplane lined up next to Laura Bush's red-white-and-blue United States of America Air Force jet.

Obama's plane was loading up for a two-day swing through New Hampshire. Laura had arrived to kick off a summit on service in Manhattan. The tarmac tableau created the contrast Obama has been seeking as he tries to throw John McCain off the change message and link him to President Bush. Unfortunately for Obama, McCain's jet was nowhere to be seen.

Posted at 9:38 AM ET on Sep 12, 2008  | Category:  Barack Obama
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i love the way the dems continue to attack sarah palin.every time they do, mccains poll numbers go up.all of you obama supporters,hang on to your wallets if he becomes pres.he voted in the senate to raise taxes on income for anyone making over $42,000.that doesn't sound to me like taxing only the rich.

Posted by: jp | September 12, 2008 3:58 PM

Palin is just a bunch of lies. She can't keep her ways views or values straight. If you want a real kick, look up how and when she became a Republican. Her views on what to do all depend upon what Congress says. She would be such a piece of crap leader. McCain would be much like Bush, it has been on national news that they are close and that McCain would have to try and rid of that image. They had there arms around eachother walking away from a camera people! lol.

Obama may not be as strong a military leader, but McCain would only be a strong military leader, nothing else!

Posted by: Eric | September 12, 2008 1:06 PM

McCain and Palin:

Telling Lies; Making Them Big - and Repeating Them Often.

Please pay attention to the Lobbyists Behind the Curtain!

Posted by: wwwqueen | September 12, 2008 11:51 AM


By "he" you mean Barack HUSSEIN Obama?

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 11:27 AM

That's a great metaphor for the false McCain=Bush garbage he's spewing.

Posted by: Picture | September 12, 2008 11:18 AM

To believe all the lies that Sarah Louise Heath Palin has told, you must be living under a rock!

I guess you don't think that lying is a negative against someones values...


Posted by: Drew | September 12, 2008 10:50 AM

I'd rather see Laura Bush as President than Barack Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | September 12, 2008 10:00 AM

Wow after seeing Charlie Gibsons interveiw I think Palin would be a big change. I am a little bummed though. I wished Charlie Gibson Would of asked about

The Affair Palin supposedly had

did she try to bann books?

Todd Palins Wild DUI

Posted by: pastor123 | September 12, 2008 9:51 AM

Palin is more change then Obama is. She is not even from or of Washington. Look I could care less Sarah Pain had an Affair Or that Sarah Palin is pregnant again These are just mean attacks., I only care about her Values, and if she is ready to lead. She is more change.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 12, 2008 9:49 AM

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