CNN: Everybody 'Was On the Obama Bandwagon'
Like MSNBC, CNN was most enthused about Illinois Senator Barack Obama's announcement today. Senior political correspondent Candy Crowley was dispatched to Springfield to cover the event. She reported Obama "obviously is the only post baby boomer to be running in this race at this point."
Since the baby boom period is commonly defined as the years 1946 through 1964, and Mr. Obama was born in 1961, this doesn't appear accurate. Still, a minor point like that wasn't going to dampen the excitement.
Anchor T.J. Holmes spoke of Obama's "rock star status in politics like maybe it hasn't been seen before or hasn't been seen in a while." Anchor Betty Nguyen chimed in: "And the thing, too, that we really want to note, T.J., is look at all of the people who have turned out to be there during today's announcement. History is being made today, and Barack Obama is doing it his way."
Holmes responded: "And this has been the case everywhere he has gone. It really has been a phenomenon in U.S. politics to watch his rise really after he made that really electrifying speech at the Democratic National Convention. And really everybody at that point was on the Obama bandwagon, if you will." Think he could have used a few more reallys?
It may be a shock to T.J. Holmes and Betty Nguyen, but not everybody was on the Obama bandwagon, if you will.
Just seemingly everybody at CNN, MSNBC, etc.