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March 12, 2008



First off, let me say that I'm a new reader to your blog and I came here to get the ground level view of PA politics, and I haven't been disappointed. Keep up the good work.

That said, you say in this post: "I am not going to drive around to Obama campaign events, however, if I cannot get press credentials and entry." This echoes comments you've made before about the Obama campaign not reaching out to you or giving you credentials. Bad on them for burning bridges if that's the case.

But I wonder if your status as an advisor for Berks County for Hillary makes the Obama campaign leery of treating you like a member of the press. Although we know that reporters/bloggers/everybody has their biases, most reporter types try not to have conflicts of interest, and working for Hillary and covering Obama would seem to be a conflict of interest. Not that you couldn't or wouldn't be fair to Obama or his campaign, but given the increasingly nasty nature of the contest, it doesn't surprise me that they aren't treating you as a member of the press.

Just my 2 cents.

John Morgan

My contacts and overtures to the Obama campaign predated any potential involvement for Hillary. Even after that I sought local Obama events to cover. I have no problem separating the consulting from the blogging. I'd love to be able to sit in the press section and take video clips of Sen. Obama to post immediately to this blog. I have no problem publishing their schedules of events. People are looking for this info, I'm seeing their search terms in my site traffic reports, I'd be happy to provide it for all. I simply don't have time to go searching for it.

Cats r Flyfishn

There are and have been groups working for Obama in PA. These grassroots efforts can be seen at:

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