Journal October 2008

Schlock and Awe

Our election blogger’s scrapbook: grilling pork, frisking suspects, spinning the press, and other Kodak moments from the campaign trail
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The War Room: Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Iowa, a few days before the caucuses, were frenzied, messy, and very noisy. In this shot, Tommy Vietor, an Obama press aide, licks a lollipop while speechwriter Adam Frankel bites his nails. Moments after this picture was taken, Paul Tewes, Obama’s Iowa state director, popped his head in and looked at me suspiciously. There were plenty of campaign secrets on those white walls.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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