03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
So I'm pretty happy about Obama's Iowa Caucus victory– making him the first black man to win anything in Iowa. Plus it's good that at least something positive has come out of Kenya in the past week.
The only downside is that Obama's really great and I'd be sad if he lost (I mean I didn't like Harper or Bush winning but I didn't feel bad that Martin and Kerry lost) or – God forbid – was shot. Anyway here's something really awesome about Obama. Read this story by a young reporter and then listen to the follow-up:
Obama did his thing, and at the end there was segment for questions by the media.
After about five questions from different television and newspaper reporters, I stood up to ask mine.
"Wait a minute son, this is for professional media only," Obama said to me.
"What do you mean? I work for the local paper," I said with a crackling nervous voice.
"Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you were a college student. You have such a baby face," he said with an unremorseful grin.
At that point everyone in the room turned to look at me and laugh. The 800 people in the lobby laughed as my face was projected on the big screen.
Remembered that girl who I was trying to get with, well she was sitting next to me and guess what she was doing?
Everyone was laughing except me.
The next time I saw that young girl was at another press conference, but this time she was acting as if she never knew me. I think I saw her maybe two more times and each time, it was the cold shoulder.
Thanks to everyone's favorite new senator, I lost big time.
Obama owes me a public apology for making me look like a court jester and for blocking my shot.
Now listen to this mp3