July 8th, 2008
10:45 AM ET
14 years ago

More mechanical problems for Obama campaign

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) – The Obama traveling press corps may have thought their mechanical issues were over for the day when they arrived safely Monday night in Atlanta following a day when the campaign plane made an unplanned stop in St. Louis because of problems in the tail cone.

Not so.

A small group of pool reporters were trapped inside a bus after the first of two Monday evening Atlanta fundraisers when the bus’s electronics shut down, locking the doors.

The lucky few reporters not yet on the bus continued on to the next fundraiser in a staff van as Obama’s motorcade zoomed off.

The stranded reporters eventually exited on the bus driver’s side and made their way back to the hotel in the hotel’s shuttle.

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  1. Robert

    I think it very telling that NC Resident get upset about all the name calling, and attacks ect, ect, on Obama. What about the attacks on McCain? Better yet what about the fact you see a 30 to 1 ration most times on CNN for people making comments against McCain vs. in defence of. Affrimative action hard at work, or just the liberal left ganging up on Sen. McCain. So if your young, HALF black, and change direction like a weather vane, errrrr excuse me " refine your position" every day like Obama your owed being president. Over 20 yrs. publice service, service to your country in the armed forces, and even almost giving your life for America dosen't quite cut it. It's the old and white factor hard at work! I wish the "kool-aid" generation that Obama is creating would choke on it. It's a bitter pill to swallow when your canidate is an empty suit with even more empty words. You think being black in Americaa is so hard? Try being Native American, they don't all get casino money, or electricity, or running water, or schools, the list goes on,and on.

    July 8, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Timothy

    Obama is very much Presidential Vote Mccain is a big mistake because we will have another Bush term just look at the results of this economy Mccain said he donot know nothing about the ecomomy and for Mccain to say something like that is totally a disappointment.

    July 8, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  3. P, CA

    PUMAs: Way to build a platform that preaches hate. You remind me of the Westboro Baptists. Speaking loudly and carrying a small twig.

    You think this is a game? My kids know better than you: if you're beaten, you don't hold a grudge. If you don't like the person who won, okay. But don't sit around spewing hatred.

    #1 statement coming out during the primaries: "I'm for Hillary because I can't stand how rude/hateful the Obama supporters are."

    So… now that you're doing the same… methinks thou art a hypocrite.

    If thoughts were pennies, you'd be in serious need of a stimulus check.

    July 8, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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