Comments on: ‘Why can’t I just eat my waffle?’ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JimTheDiver http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-489086 Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:46:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-489086 Somebody got in his face looking for a reaction and got one. Surprise, he is human.

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By: uhm http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-387951 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 07:01:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-387951 Uhm. Obama has a right to eat his meal without having to answer questions that aren’t important to society.

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By: DJ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-355755 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:48:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-355755 Do Americans realize that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are cold-calling American voters for the Obama campaign? Al Jazeera recently reported on a group of young Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who took it upon themselves to get together and randomly cold-call Americans in the U.S., encouraging them to vote for Obama.

Abu Juyyab said through an interpreter, that since January, he and 17 friends have called Americans randomly via the Internet before each primary. Yet Federal Election Law “prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly.”

Cleta Mitchell, an election law expert who works with Republican clients, told FOX that the money spent at an Internet café to make these calls definitely qualifies as a contribution and that the Obama team needs to track them down and “tell them to stop.” Yeah right! He’ll get right on that!

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By: Linda Cowan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-355512 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 21:12:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-355512 The clip I saw showed Michelle Obama reaching over and across her husband when he was eating. Talk about poor table manners! Maybe she missed manners in all her high falutin’ education!

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By: Audrey Thompson http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-354985 Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:49:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-354985 At least he did not “cackle” and burst into some more laughs and then make a stupid excuse. Get over it people, he has a right to eat his breakfast in peace and not answer the same question repeatedly.

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By: Etch http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-354742 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 20:46:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-354742 Just notice something here: The articles mentions in a sentence hidden in the middle of all the waffle talk:”he has given dozens of interviews to local press in Pennyslvania”

Where are the quotes from these interviews? Did they mention anything about them or how long they were? No, the only quote they got out of the DOZEN interviews he’s had in Pennsylvania is a 2 second waffle comment? And then they have the audacity to criticize him for not wanting to talk to reports during a 15 minute breakfast?

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By: Bob Eckert http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-354693 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:14:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-354693 Obama has a $1,000,000 tour bus to eat on in private. He dined with the common folk for political reasons, so he could look like a common folk instead of an elitist which he is. He could at least take questions and be approachable. If he really wanted privacy for his waffle fix, he should have just went on the bus. Very simple. Politicians are in the public light and they HAVE no privacy unless they make privacy.

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By: Berni http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-354689 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:06:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-354689 Let the man eat his breakfast in peace. He was going to have a long day ahead of him and needed to have some food for energy. Besides, as a Scranton native, let me assure you that if you had ever had the Glider’s food, you would want to finish your breakfast too…..It’s the best diner in the world and a Scranton landmark. Funny that Hillary who always talks about her Scranton roots didn’t make it there.

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By: Adam Assenza http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-354687 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 18:49:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-354687 He’s been speaking to tons of local news reporters. The way that mass-media has been desperate for news to fill their 24 hour line-ups goes to show how clean he really is. No sex scandals or secret tax returns here. Instead, media pounces on flag pins and waffles.

Pathetic.

Oh, and all you chest-thumping Hillary and McCain fans touting about straight shooting and response to the press, you keep letting Clinton smile, joke, and walk away, or McCain talk in circles, and you’re up in arms about breakfast?

Pay attention to what matters. And I swear, I hear that tired old kitchen metaphor again, I’ll snap.

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By: SMS http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/comment-page-1/#comment-354668 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:27:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/21/why-cant-i-just-eat-my-waffle/#comment-354668 Are you serious with this waffle thing. Oh man.

If this were a contest strictly on judgement, integrity, poise, leadership, inspiration, change and NOT on typical political games, there is no contest. Obama is the obvious choice. I am optimistic that our country is tired of the games and are ready to get some real stuff done. I think the world is watching very closely and our character as a country is being defined. Let’s hope it is defined by Obama and not Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. Our choice…and we deserve whatever the consequences of that choice are. Stay strong and focused Obama. If your campaign over the last 16 months is any indication of how you will run the White House – WOW.

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