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Rough Sketch: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

For Obama, Size Matters

Not that he's bragging or anything, but Barack Obama has something he'd like you to know: Size matters. At virtually every stop the candidate makes in these closing days of the election, the campaign sends out an announcement with a boast about how really, really big Obama's audience is. Sunrise,...

By Dana Milbank  | October 31, 2008; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A Message That Transcends Race

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 29 The Obama rally in the rec center had turned into a gospel revival. Killing time before Michelle Obama arrived to campaign for her husband here Wednesday afternoon, the ministers and lay leaders of the General Baptist State Convention decided to strike up a spiritual: So glad...

By Dana Milbank  | October 30, 2008; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The Quiet Man

OCALA, Fla., Oct. 28 Joe Biden spoke to supporters here for 14 minutes and 25 seconds Tuesday morning -- and that's big news. Until he became Barack Obama's running mate in August, Biden could take that long just to say "good morning"; now the Democratic senator from Delaware has to...

By Dana Milbank  | October 29, 2008; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Sarah the Diva

Add this to the Republicans' lessons learned in 2008: One man's maverick is another man's diva. John McCain thought he was being clever picking a fellow maverick to be his running mate. The problem with mavericks, however, is that they don't follow instructions. Pretty soon they go rogue and before...

By Dana Milbank  | October 28, 2008; 12:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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