We interrupt this programme…

SO, YOU’RE getting ready to enjoy a relaxed evening in. You’ve got your snacks, you’ve got your beer, you’ve got your comfy clothes and your comfy chair. Most important of all, you’ve got the TV remote control.

Ah, bliss…

And then… 30 minutes of politics. On four of the major channels. With no breaks.

Now, for me, that would be fine. But I’m the first to accept, political types aren’t what most people would call “normal”. And being the pessimistic type, I worry that last night’s history-making political commercial might have cost Senator Obama more votes than he won.

But what do I know?


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11 responses to “We interrupt this programme…

  1. Jim Baxter

    I quite agree. That stunt makes him look just a little too earnest, a little too full of himself, and out of touch with ‘ordinary’ people. Obabma has done himself no favours there. I heard that the start of the World Series was held up for his show. Bad, bad call, if true.

  2. James

    I wouldn’t mind 30 minutes of Obama, it would be the 4 years that follow it I would object to.

  3. Jim,

    Yes, there were to delay the start of the game in order to show the speach. Interupting the “American pastime” for a politics is bad form if you ask me.

  4. I have no sympathy at all for those who complain that their normal viewing was disrupted. It is people like that who gave the World 8 years of Bush, after all.

    It’s also those people who are happy to be suckered into believing that McSame would reduce taxes for working people, whilst Obama would raise them. Fox News viewers basically!

  5. Oh, and the program (minus the last two minutes which cut to Obama live at a Florida rally) can be found here:

  6. I hope it wasn’t his Sheffield 1992 moment. He didn’t say “we’re all right” by any chance did he?

  7. joe bonanno

    I must confess to never having got Obama – I alkways thought he was a windy braggart who fancied himself as a cross between JFK and MLK every time he opened his mouth and then I saw this video of one of his speeches – then I had my epiphany – I understaood just where he was coming from.


    That and my set of Paul Coelho books got delivered today from Amazon. It don’t get no better than this.

  8. ANON

    He got some serious talkin’ done.

  9. Zorro

    “I have no sympathy at all for those who complain that their normal viewing was disrupted. It is people like that who gave the World 8 years of Bush, after all.”

    Now that is a typical idiotic labour response, and the reason I come here is to read Tom’s thoughtful posts, which are quite the opposite of this garbage.

    To paraphrase:

    No you plonker, the people are the ones in charge. The people are the ones who get to choose. That’s democracy.

    Even though I’m on the other side of the political spectrum, I’m actually kinda hoping Obama wins, but I think this stunt WILL have cost him a few votes, because I have an inkling about how people work, unlike “LabourMatters”.

    Tom, do you see what the problem is here with some on the left? (And to think, yesterday you talked about the arrogance of a voter telling you they were the master… I think LabourMatters has given you a much better example of arrogance!) 😉

  10. I’m not just worried Tom, I’m terrified. As a hubristic act, this has Sheffield written all over it.

    I am constantly amazed at the fear that many ordinary, decent, otherwise sane Americans have for anything that smacks of socialism and I get a sense that McCain’s attacks on the “spread the wealth” are beginning to get traction.

    I do believe that Obama will still win, but if it all goes wrong this broadcast together with his tax proposals (reminiscent of John Smith circa ’92) will be what did it

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