The News Frenzy Under the Bright Lights of Stardom

August 21, 2008

Of the many political bullets a successful politician can dodge, cameras and press aren’t one of them.

After catching wind of Obama admitting he has made his choice for Vice President, one might fall victim of the far-well too known knack of the media to ride the ‘this just in’ wave, confusing the hailed politician with an entertainment star. It seems like Newsweek and Hello magazine are recently starting to integrate with Obama-like news, which could ultimately make one of his worst fears come true — becoming a celebrity. Many, including the republican nominee John McCain, have accused the senator of soaking up the celebrity life, comparing Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. And as this realization becomes closer and closer to Obama, there is really only one thing to do…deal with it. 

As Obama travels the globe, he will be swarmed by a mix of the media’s camera flashes and smiling fans, and he simply can’t get rid of only one. Both will follow him around like a loyal pet, and showing any frustration to this can and will backfire at him, which will send the right wing press (including McCain) into a full-fledged field day. So accepting this recent stardom may be a hard thing to do, but it will be the best choice for the senator long-term. 

So how exactly can this be carried out without ending in disaster? After arousing enough news sources with his vice president cliffhanger, Obama will have to try to sole this frenzy by delivering an “end — all” speech with his running mate this Saturday. Hopefully for the senator, after this chapter in his campaign finishes, the media can switch their attention to John McCain’s vice president fiasco. I’m sure the public (and the democrats) would like some more wind about Sarah Palin’s bid…

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7 Responses to “The News Frenzy Under the Bright Lights of Stardom”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Intelligent. Always thoughtful. I look forward to every posting.

  2. pacer521 Says:

    Hey thanks –rachel–I’ll keep posting as long as you guys read it. :-)


  3. Whether he likes it or not, he has become a celebrity. The sooner he accepts it, the better chance he has of using it to his advantage. Otherwise he risks it becoming the overriding issue of his campaign.

    The picture is perfect.

  4. pacer521 Says:

    yeah, you said it very well. a similar side note — one of the reasons John Edwards fell so hard was because he was having an affair while the overriding campaign focus was on his so called “family” marriage.

    The picture was hard to find — it took 30 minutes of searching (I had my eyes dilated so I was practically blind).

    pacer521

  5. Emily Says:

    i like it i bet your going to be really sucessful someday if not soon


  6. The media does love to jump on politicians for campaign hypocrisy.

  7. pacer521 Says:

    well said

    another example of this was the bill clinton fiasco…


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