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Reply #112: It looks to me like she was greeting Ted Kennedy. [View All]

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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-31-08 02:19 PM
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112. It looks to me like she was greeting Ted Kennedy.
And yes Obama turns away, but does that mean he was trying to be rude? It may very well not. In light of the recent endorsement of Kennedy for Obama, perhaps Obama wanted to give Hillary and Kennedy a chance to talk without hovering.

I try to put myself in other peoples' shoes when aseessing a situation, and I cannot help but think that if I were Barack Obama, and I saw Clinton approaching Kennedy, I'd give them an opportunity to speak privately.

I'm not all gung-ho about any one candidate, so I'm not trying to pander for anyone, but my sincere assessment is that it looks like Clinton was reaching out to shake Kennedy's hand, and that Obama quietly excused himself, though rudely or snidely, he just went elsewhere.

It did not look controversial at all to me, and hardly warrants this level of media coverage.

Candidates aren't required to fawn all over each other and posture for the camera together every second. They have a right to engage in personal conversations with other people, without a media circus ensuing.



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