CNN Senior Political Correspondent
Spent 24 hours watching Hillary Clinton not concede, and working at the CNN mothership in NYC. Will need 48 hours to recover. All of you with a mothership know what good times those visits are.
Not sure what made me think of this but is there a cyberspace symbol to denote a sarcastic remark?
Just this very second landing in Bristol, Virginia. (Travel tip: Find Knoxville and move a map smidge Northeast). I'm on the Obama plane–I assume he is with us but as a journalist I am foresworn to tell you I can't say for sure because we emplaned (????) at Laguardia an hour and a half before he allegedly arrived. And he (presumably) is in first class, and I definitely am seated in 21F (all my life's a plane seat).
We're here in very rural Virginia because Obama thinks he can bring this very Republican (on a presidential level) state into play this fall, when we assume Hillary Clinton will be out of the race unless she's on the ticket. This is worthy blogging material but we are now bustling off Air Obama.
HE IS here. As a trained observer, I can tell you this because I stood on the tarmac with a cast of media thousands and saw him walk down the stairs. White shirt, blue tie.
So Clinton's getting out (official political lingo: "suspending" her campaign) on Saturday when, confidentially dear reader, I had planned on doing laundry.
But we'll be there because she has been just a whale of a story and i want to see it end.
Strike that. I want to see the next chapter.
On the v-p front, she could stop the chatter from her surrogates if she wanted but she hasn't.
If he taps her, does he look like he was bullied into it? If he doesn't, does she support him only tepidly? And many of her supporters go elsewhere?
And you thought this election year story was going to take a haitus.
We've made it to a very hot high school gym. "Townhall meeting."
But I'm headed out cuz guess what? After the event, the presumptive democratic nominee and I are going to chat.
The opportunity popped up quite suddenly, presenting severe technical problems. I am out of clean clothes.
But, dear reader, you KNOW it's big time when the mothership sends make-up artists.
It's only happened to me... never.
So here I am in a school library on a stool getting make-up sprayed on my face and I'm thinking, "If he gets elected and he closes Gitmo what would he do with all those prisoners?"
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