Fascinating footage from the September 11 memorial service at Ground Zero. Yes, the prime focus is and should be with the victims, but the presence of both Barack Obama and John McCain inevitably invite comparisons ... and here’s what many will have noticed.
McCain appeared with his wife. Obama didn’t.
McCain led in walking down the line of emergency services representatives, shaking hands and talking. Obama followed.
McCain kept stopping for extra time with the men and women in uniform, chatting warmly. Obama was fast done, meaning he often stood just behind McCain, waiting for him to move on.
Cindy McCain was given a pin by one heavily medalled officer. Obama stopped to hug one other officer, the black woman.
(Does this look familiar to anyone?)
McCain again led in going down another line, shaking hands with the crowd. Obama again followed.
Speeches to follow.