Too much Obama?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Deutschbag, Aug 6, 2008.


    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama may be the fresh face in this year's presidential election, but nearly half say they're already tired of hearing about him, a poll says.

    With Election Day still three months away, 48 percent said they're hearing too much about the Democratic candidate, according to a poll released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. Just 26 percent said the same about his Republican rival, John McCain.

    Obama, the 47-year-old Illinois senator who would become the first black president, has dominated political news coverage much of the year. According to an ongoing Pew study, Obama has appeared in more news stories this year and more people say they have heard more about him than McCain, the longtime Arizona senator who also ran for president in 2000.
    Two-thirds of Republicans and about half of independents said they've heard too much about Obama, as did a third of Democrats, a significant number.

    At the same time, nearly four in 10 said they've been hearing too little about McCain - about four times the number who said so about Obama. About half of Republicans, four in 10 independents and even a quarter of Democrats said they've not heard enough about the GOP candidate.

    The poll was conducted from Aug. 1-4 and involved telephone interviews with 1,004 adults. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
  2. the media is way too focused on obama. i definetly agree.
  3. Well, of course television stations are going to rape coverage on him. He is the closest black guy to becoming president of the U.S. since 1776. It is something nobody has ever thought would happen.

    I don't think he will win and I hope he doesn't...but every channel you turn on he is getting bowed down to. Enough is enough.
  4. Obama Overkill, for sure. But I'd like to see the same scrutiny placed on McCain, I'm sure he could be just as boring as he sounds, so....well, boring.

    In general, I think every presidential race is now being presented as a tribute to America's short attention span. A new poll comes out every 15 fuckin' minutes, about some new aspect of public perception, some new twist on the same old same old.

    I think if McCain picked Ron Paul as VP, he would win. Otherwise, Obama has Rupert Murdoch's who do you think the media backs?


  5. but why dont u ever hear it said... why dont we hear about it..ive neva herd ppl in actual shock that obama is black..
  6. I think theres too much elections and politic news. I want the "election" to happen already so someone can win already. At the end of the day I know its all bullshit so why even bother wasting your time supporting one guy or another? They're both out to look after themselves first and foremost.
  7. I think there's too much "America" in the news, honestly.
  8. Word!

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