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The Obama Bubble

Can't the Thinking Man's Candidate Brook Some Disagreement?

There may be some things we don’t know about Barack Obama, but there are some aspects of his personality we’ve heard a lot about. He’s got a first class temperament. He is a man who listens, learns, and manages well. He’s demonstrated nimbleness and judgment, with a willingness to reach out to those with whom he disagrees.

Set aside the endorsements, he’s shown an exceptionally thin skin, and has little tolerance for those who won’t join his throng of cheerleaders:

The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states — and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs — and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters — and possibly others — will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama’s historic campaign to become the first black American president.

Plug ‘George Bush’ and ‘imperial presidency’ into Google and you get more than 246,000 results. Liberals have spent the last 8 years decrying the insular nature of the Bush administration, and the purported tendency of administration officials to dismiss the views of those they disagree with. What do they think of a presidential candidate who’s already dismissing those who disagree with him before the election has even occurred?

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