Obama — and perhaps all of the presidential candidates — have been maintaining an incredible speaking and travel schedule.
Yesterday, Obama started his first program at 9:45 am and finished at 10 pm. He spoke in five cities — and traveled an accumulated 185 miles.
Yesterday, he visited:
Williamsburg, IA – Coralville, IA – Clinton, IA – Davenport, IA – Muscatine, IA
Today, his program started with a drive from Muscatine to Burlington when he began sharing his views at 9:45 am — and he’ll probably run until 9:30 pm tonight, driving about 188 miles for the day.
Here’s the line-up:
Burlington, IA – Ft. Madison, IA – Keokuk, IA – Mt. Pleasant, IA – Ottumwa, IA
I don’t have their travel schedules, but I guess that Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, Chris Dodd, and John McCain are all managing similar manic schedules.
I wonder how many times these campaigns run into each other coming and going.
But in any case, hat tip to Barack Obama for maintaining such a grueling schedule with a smile.
— Steve Clemons
Update: I just heard that John McCain is not in Iowa and is off back to New Hampshire.