Oct
20
2008

I Thought Bloggers Were the Snarky Ones?

From the New York Times report on Barack Obama's huge rally in St. Louis:

Even Mr. Obama, who can wear self-possession like an overcoat, seemed taken aback.

Translation?

Also in the Times on Sunday, Matt Bai's magazine piece about Obama and white voters included this observation:

Obama was wearing his classic starched white shirt. (How many of those shirts does he have, exactly?)

Is Bai actually surprised by a politician who seems to wear clean shirts? Are there notable examples of recent presidential candidates who didn't?

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.