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Obama speaking in rain, no hat, no cover, getting drenched.

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CHESTER, PA.--I know image and optics in the Barack Obama campaign has been very important. But it is raining at this outdoor Obama rally here at Widener University and Obama is speaking without a hat, umbrella or any kind of cover and he is getting drenched. He is soaking wet--wearing a jacket and Levis--the style with the red tag on the back pocket. John McCain nixed a rally in Pennsylvania because of the bad weather.


Call me silly, but-- one week from Obama possibly being president-elect is not the time to catch a cold. Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small reminds us of in her blog on this matter of what happened to William Henry Harrison after he caught cold at his inauguration

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Catching a cold is one thing but losing an election and letting the american people who came out to support the rally is like practicing the same politics that we have been experiencing the last 8 years. Obama showed pride and appreciation in todays rally, and that why i was there with him cold and wet.

As the father of a 2 year old who spends a lot of time on the subject of colds; you can't catch a cold from cold weather. People catch more colds during colder days, because we spend more time indoors, where germs are more easily passed around than outdoors with its fresh air and whatnot.

George Washington and the troops at Valley Forge faced harsh Pennsylvania weather. Mere miles away, Obama's rally showed their heirs still exercise freedom with gusto. You should keep up with science on how colds are spread - by virus exposure, which Obama probably faces day in and day out, campaigning in any weather.

People do not "catch a cold" from being cold. That is an old wives tale.

Obama showed his commitment to America by being at the rally. 60,000 of us stood in the freezing rain for 5 hours to be there. We are committed to America too.

I waited in the cold, rain, and wind for four hours this morning and I was touched by Obama taking the harsh conditions himself. That told me that he's authentic and willing to put himself in the shoes of real Americans, literally. Obama also referred to the weather in his speech to make concrete the economic conditions that average Americans face and the obstacles we have to overcome to win next Tuesday. Showed character and smarts.

WOW. STANDING IN THE RAIN WITHOUT AN UMBRELLA.......THAT IS SO MUCH MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN SPENDING 5 1/2 YEARS IN A SMALL, DARK, CONCRETE CELL WITH 2 BROKEN ARMS AND A BROKEN LEG, AND BEING TORTURED EVERYDAY WHILE SERVING ONES COUNTRY.

**sigh**

You cannot catch colds from cold weather


You catch colds through germs.

On another note

I was there, Im a Widener student
And I can honestly say that hearing Barack Obama speak was worth the three hour wait and the freezing 42 degree weather

I agree with his decision to get wet. Beating a cold is easy. DRINK SILVER SHIELD out of the glass bottle--just a little and use Zicam snortable every 4 hours.

DAN YOU ARE MIXING APPLES WITH ORANGES!
THE POINT IS OBAMA SAID HE WAS GOING TO BE AT
THIS LOCATION, AND HE SHOWED AND THE WEATHER WAS
HORRIBLE BUT HE SPOKE ANYWAY!
THANK GOD HE DIDN'T GET SICK!
DAN, OBAMA IS THE BETTER CANDIDATE, AND YOU KNOW
IT, NO ONE WILL EVER DOUBT THAT MCCAIN IS A WAR
HERO, BUT HE ISN'T THE BETTER CANDIDATE!
REMEMBER THOSE WHO FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL!
THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO MCCAIN!

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