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Showing once again how much like Bush he is, Obama is – as before in the primaries – limiting the number of debates and welshing on the joint townhall meerings he had previously agreed to.

The title in Politico really startled me

Obama agrees to three fall debates, chances for town halls dim

It didn’t surprise me though. After the disastruois show in the ABC debate – where everyone blamed ABC for his inability to answer hostile questions, he nixed any further debates with Hillary. Obots cheered obviously:

Very wise! Why should she get free air time when she can’t buy ads?

Hooray for democracy, hope and change.

McCain’s response was fitting:

We understand it might be beneath a worldwide celebrity of Barack Obama’s magnitude to appear at town hall meetings alongside John McCain and directly answer questions from the American people, but we hope he’ll reconsider,” said Brian Roges, a McCain spokesman.

Good for them.

Update with the poll on public reactions to “recism” accusations:

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of the nation’s voters say they’ve seen news coverage of the McCain campaign commercial that includes images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and suggests that Barack Obama is a celebrity just like them. Of those, just 22% say the ad was racist while 63% say it was not.
However, Obama’s comment that his Republican opponent will try to scare people because Obama does not look like all the other presidents on dollar bills was seen as racist by 53%. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree.

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This one took me a bit further from my own neck of the woods – thankfully – 2 PUMAS offered me a ride – and the party started for me the moment I got in the car.

The originally scheduled barbecue turned into an indoors party – the rains in the morning made it so. It was a good thing too as the air was so heavy with humidity it was hard to breathe. So, being indoors with the air conditioner on was a blessing!

We made our way to the party place – a beautiful home all prepared to welcome us. Our hosts put out an incredible spread and were gracious and mindful of everyone. Whomever plans the next one will have a tough act to follow.

Our arrivals and departures were formally announced to all – by our host happily wielding a microphone from a hidden spot in a thundering voice making the newcomers look around for the source and getting hoots and hollers from the crowd.

“WELCOME PUMAS!!!!!!”

This had a different feel from the first party – as by now most  of us we already knew each other and had common war stories to reminisce about. Plus still the fun recognitions of the on line handles!

Someone even brought a cake to celebrate us

We created the official NY PUMAs drinks

Denitza who traveled with me had PUMA bracelets for everyone as well as several new models of T-Shirts

(she’ll bring some with her in DC) Proudly wearing mine!

We toasted

shared stories, laughed a lot

and made lots of plans – big and small.

I have never been with a group of people so passionate, enthusiastic, hard working and full of ideas!

I left – my batteries charged – ready for the next big event – Washington DC

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