Plus there was Obama live on Channels 5 and 11 yesterday at a town hall gathering in Lebanon, Va., deep in the coalfields.
Before the town hall meeting, he made an unscheduled stop on Abingdon's main drag. At the Pop Ellis Soda Shoppe & Grill he had a vanilla shake (ahem) and got to buddy up with "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, the 76-year-old "father of drag racing." The very Republican Garlits warmed up to Obama appreciably, without committing his vote:
I'm kind of concerned for him [Obama] and John McCain, because they've both got a tough row to hoe. I do lean Republican, and Obama did vote against the war – but Republicans don't do everything right.
Master of understatement, that Big Daddy Garlits!