If the reaction to the Republican Jewish Committee, and yesterday's properly critical, rather than fawning interview of Joe Biden, are the measure, when they can't escape by whining and threatening, they just won't talk.
Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden
WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it's some of the best entertainment he's seen recently. What do you think?
West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.
"Are you joking?" said Biden, who is Obama's running mate. "No," West said.
West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over.
"I don't know who's writing your questions," Biden shot back.
Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.
"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.
McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."
WFTV news director Bob Jordan said, "When you get a shot to ask these candidates, you want to make the most of it. They usually give you five minutes."
Jordan said political campaigns in general pick and choose the stations they like. And stations often pose softball questions during the satellite interviews.
"Mr. Biden didn't like the questions," Jordan said. "We choose not to ask softball questions."
Jordan added, "I'm crying foul on this one."
What did you think of the interview?
In continuing debates in Temples across the USA, Obama's campaign has been confronted over the advisers he selected such as Zbig Brezhinski, Merrill McPeak, Malley, Samamtha Powers, his mentor Jeremiah Wright and HIS faves Farrakhan, etc and the comments they have made, and hte SPEECHES they have made.
Thursday Oct 16
Obama campaign halts debates with RJC
Barack Obama's campaign has decided advisers and representatives of the Democratic nominee for president will no longer debate officials from the Republican Jewish Coalition .
These are the people who want to get into it face to face with Islamists, Vlad Putin and the Chinese? With Khamenei and Achmadinejad? They can't even face down a bunch of jews in a synagogue THAT ARE AMERICAN, or a reporter with questions.
These are dreamers who can't face reality and tough moments OR THE MIRROR.
And Obama demanding your income for the benefit of others...no matter what you call it... (tax cut ?)in your dreams...is taking the fruit of our labor and our ingenuity, and our ambition...THE GROWTH FROM OUR MINDS, and robbing us of the fruits of the american dream - KILLS THE DREAM by you arrogating the right to its benefits for the pockets of YOUR DREAM- common social justice as defined by you.
This is the 76 election all over again.
Ms. West is my hero of the day for reducing Biden to parroting his "tax cuts for the middle class" mantra while grinning like he slept with a coat hanger in his mouth. And for maintaining her serene coolth and not interrupting him while she was busy reloading for the next shot. I do wish she'd asked him to define "middle class" but you can't have everything and that Karl Marx quote stinger was a beautiful moment. Can you imagine what she could have done to Biden if she'd had, say, 15 minutes to work on him?
What concerns me is, all the Obama campaign can do now is cancel debates and interviews. What are they going to do when they are in power and they don't like the questions?
Damn it RRA!
My desk is a mess again and it's all YOUR fault . .
"grinning like he slept with a coat hanger in his mouth" ???
FFS ROLFLOL bwahahaha . . .now where's that damn windex and I better have enough paper towels!
Yeah for Barbie West! Where has she been hiding over the past two year long campaign? MORE MORE MORE!
"What are they going to do when they are in power and they don't like the questions?"
Accelerate the arrogance, just as they have been
From this posting by The Merry Widow:
Barbara West has been a fixture on our local news station for a number of years. She was an assistant professor of journalism, an assistant to Peter Jennings, and has been in the business for a while.
So, when she does her job...which she is well compensated for, she(and WFTV) are punished by the obama/biden campaign...
"The Year of Silencing The Voices" proceeds apace.
Do we REALLY want those who squash and cut off those who ask simple questions in the highest office of the land?
Watch the interview and ask if Barbara was rude or unprofessional...
BTW-Here in Florida we have something called, "The Sunshine Law", it causes all political business that involves public policies to be conducted publicly.
Seems obama/biden should be under the same stricture...
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