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SarasotaRepub
08-07-2008, 06:53 PM
By Edward Luce in Washington

Published: August 7 2008 19:28 | Last updated: August 7 2008 19:28

Few people are more likely to need a holiday than Barack Obama. Yet as he heads off on Friday for his first week-long break since he launched his presidential bid 19 months ago, Mr Obama is dogged by rising angst about his campaign’s direction.

Although he has run what is widely acclaimed to be one of the most impressive campaigns in years, Democrats live in fear of Mr Obama falling prey to the kinds of accident that derailed predecessors in earlier cycles.

Democrats say that Mr Obama needs to accomplish two critical things on his return next week. First, he must put on a good event to announce the selection of his running mate. Second, his speech at the party convention in Denver must be exceptional.

Well at least he isn't going to Florida! (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/71ac6fdc-64ac-11dd-af61-0000779fd18c,dwp_uuid=729ab242-9cb1-11db-8ec6-0000779e2340.html) (See BN. :D)

Elspeth
08-07-2008, 07:10 PM
Well at least he isn't going to Florida! (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/71ac6fdc-64ac-11dd-af61-0000779fd18c,dwp_uuid=729ab242-9cb1-11db-8ec6-0000779e2340.html) (See BN. :D)

Why is the solution about making good speeches and NOT about coming up with a better mission, a better plan? It's like saying don't worry about the car's engine, just get it a new paint job.

SarasotaRepub
08-07-2008, 07:50 PM
As for Mr Obama’s Hawaii trip, many believe he has got his priorities straight. “It has been about 19 months since I saw my grandmother,” he said. “And she is at an age where it’s really important for me to see her.

Really? Gonna throw her under the volcano this time??? :D