POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Obama on Letterman last night

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 11, 2008

Michael Falcone writes in the New York Times …

Have you heard? It’s “silly season in politics.”

Or so Senator Barack Obama told David Letterman on Wednesday night. It was Mr. Obama’s way of brushing off a day that has been fraught with talk of pigs and lipstick. 

But the Illinois senator wasn’t about to spend the entire interview poking fun at himself. He fit in a few talking points as well:

  • Ultimately what we’ve seen over the last week is a concession on the part of the McCain campaign that this election is going to be about change.
  • The economy is not working for middle class families, incomes have gone down, people don’t have health care, you’ve got foreclosures all across the country, and so people want something different. 
  • whoever makes the better case that we have had enough of the last eight years, we need something fundamentally new, whoever makes that case to the American people will be the next President.

Mr. Letterman wondered whether Mr. Obama was worried that his 87-year-old grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, might not vote for her grandson but rather “someone maybe closer to her own age.”

“You know,” Mr. Obama said. “I have been sending her out to some of her bridge partners trying to peel off votes from that demographic.”

for the entire article, click … http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/11/on-letterman-obama-discusses-palin-phenomenon/?hp

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2 Responses to “* Obama on Letterman last night”

  1. Lew Weinstein said

    I think we will soon see a decided swing in favor of serious discussion of the important issues, by people who understand those issues.

  2. maureen hanahan said

    I was fortunate enough to see Senator Obama on the Letterman
    Show and once again he portrayed a man with confidance, strength
    and conviction in discussing the major issues at hand for our
    country. What a concept…..discussing issues that should be
    the topic of the day for a Presidential candidate. Maureen,
    Stuart, Florida

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