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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/2008042...imarywithnoend

    Interesting article. I haven't seen most of Obama's most recent speeches, is he really losing the energy/exubarance in his delivery? I hope not. I want him to beat Hillary.
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    Hey Zapp, what is the history behind your town being called St. Petersburg?

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    I watched the debate and I couldn't decide if Obama looked tired or if he was just disgusted and depressed at the questions, but he definately didn't have that spark. It's gotta be tough.
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    As they say... "the bloom is off the rose".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/2008042...imarywithnoend

    Interesting article. I haven't seen most of Obama's most recent speeches, is he really losing the energy/exubarance in his delivery? I hope not. I want him to beat Hillary.
    The pundits on Charlie Rose the other night all agreed the candidates are fatigued. Sadly, no one suggested any solutions to this problem (I can see it getting worse) other than one who said Obama ought to take a few days off since he's in the lead.

    "What if" scenario: suppose a major candidate in the current or future campaign becomes ill from the rigors of campaigning and is unable to continue. Does that make him/her unfit for the Presidency? For example, if FDR were alive today, it seems that he would not have been able to endure the modern campaign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    The pundits on Charlie Rose the other night all agreed the candidates are fatigued. Sadly, no one suggested any solutions to this problem (I can see it getting worse) other than one who said Obama ought to take a few days off since he's in the lead.

    "What if" scenario: suppose a major candidate in the current or future campaign becomes ill from the rigors of campaigning and is unable to continue. Does that make him/her unfit for the Presidency? For example, if FDR were alive today, it seems that he would not have been able to endure the modern campaign.
    Interesting proposition. I don't think it makes him or her unfit. I think the modern campaign is completely ridiculous. It shouldn't be anywhere near this length. SHould be no campaiging until April of the election year, all primaries held in June. Then the presidential campaigns can't begin until August. No reason to do otherwise, it just encourages pandering, and the overexposure of the canddiates kills a lot of the spirit of the election (people stop caring) and the spirits of the candidates (the fatigue you are talking about.)
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    I agree. Someone said Obama and Clinton (and presumably McCain) have been campaigning for 15 mos now. You can see the argument that someone might make: that if they can't withstand the grind, then they aren't fit to be President. But at some point it becomes too much. You don't run a good horse into the ground, then say he must not have been a good horse after all.

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    There have been stretches of 4-6 weeks where I've worked 12-14 hours 6 days a week. By week 4 you are beat. By No. 6 you hate the job.

    But, that is no comparison to the 2 week stretches where I've worked 6-8 hours daily but had to fly and drive constantly over that period of time. Flying just beats you up.

    Now on top of the travel they are on the stressed edge 12 hours daily. Both have to feel like a chamois in a car wash.

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