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.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (103 Responses)
  1. Brandon Hillary PUMA for Mc Cain-Pa

    As we saw yesterday if these reporters value their life they will not travel with obama. Tick Tock Tick Tock
    Its only a matter of time....lol
    I would hate to see innocent and mainly biased reporters lose their lives just for a story.

    July 8, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  2. Obama/Bush

    This is too easy.

    July 8, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. mitchell hussein martin

    the second mitchell hussein martin is a fraud!i love obama!he's the best president we've ever had!

    July 8, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  4. SIMP

    Giovanni's comment

    "If he cant' keep a bus up for two hours how is he going to run a country"
    Are you serious? You have to be the dumbest person breathing. Obama has nothing to do with the bus system failing. These people are a joke.


    July 8, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. ARB

    you must be a democrat jeff in hampshire, il....you must be falling for all of obama's lies like everyone else

    July 8, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  6. Linda from Prescott AZ

    These are some of the most sick and sad posts I've seen.
    Brandon Hillary you are really sick and shameful.

    July 8, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. Angel

    @Mitchell Hussein Martin

    You love Obama!?! Kinda weird Mitchell. Sounds like man love to me. You might want to go and check your "Man Law" handbook as my husband always tells his friends. You are a little obsessed with Obama. :-/

    July 8, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. ARB

    that's democrats for you thomas, dumber than a box of rocks.

    July 8, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  9. Jeff Long

    WOW!!!! Mitchell? Obama is not the president and neither is McCain. You sound a little delirious right now. Wait a minute, you love Obama? Dude, his married!!

    July 8, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  10. Saad from NJ

    Out if news stories to cover today, CNN?

    I still love you because you are cool and God sent when you see channels Fox News.

    July 8, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  11. Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.

    The sensationalism of this story is funny.
    But, Chuch at 11:53, you're right, GOD does move in mysterious ways. And thank GOD that he has kept Senator Obama safe.
    And, I pray, that Cindy McCain is safe on her travels to Africa.
    How about that?

    July 8, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  12. IDIOTS!!!!!

    1 Nuts-You Obama supporters are all nuts – completely out of your minds. Not to mention dumb..........OK we know this your world squirrel

    2 If he can't keep his bus running, how's he going to run the country? You can't have the country down for two hours!......WE will use your mouth to keep the BUS running .......heard you were good at it

    3 Chuck ......... The Lord moves in mysterious ways. Getting the message yet Obama?.......... IDIOT

    July 8, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. Me

    More Hussein Obama stunts to gain publicity. The Hussein Obama cult blindly marches on! There are no Hussein Obama supporters who can tell you what the man has done as politician in the past when you ask them why they support him.

    July 8, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  14. RON democrat turned independent

    maybe he should cancel the stadium then he'd have money for decent transportation

    July 8, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  15. Tim from Ohio

    Kind of strange for someone who has raised 275 million dollars. One would tend to think he could afford better transportation. What an idiot.

    July 8, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  16. mitchell hussein martin

    arb needs waterboarding treatment.mccain will get it for you.

    July 8, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  17. William Y

    Let's stick with the issues. Racial comments, name calling, etc are all ways of portraying ignorance. I find these forums and comments a great way to understand others' opinions and insights, but the useless feedback is worthless. Regardless of who you support, it's always beneficial to get other perspectives. Let's keep it respectful, honest, and informative.

    July 8, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  18. MMN - Milwaukee WI

    ScottL get your facts straight.
    In 2001, reporters asked dubya if he knew where bin Laden was. GWB said and I paraphrase “I donnu, I don-care, because its not a big priority to me” and then BAM 9/11 happened.

    July 8, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  19. Thomas G

    @Mitchel Hussein Martin

    That's some serious Man Love right there man. I commend you on that. By the way, when you say that he is the best president we've ever had, are you talking about BUSH? I think that you kind of got off track with your comment.

    July 8, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  20. Do any NORMAL folks post anymore?

    Almost all of you are crazy! Just READ these, most of you sound nuts! If these are the folks voting for Obama, you make HIM look bad, and yourselves. Hey normal people, do you want to vote at all, reading about these lost causes and their paranoia. Its like this on EVERY article. I wish CNN would stop comments all together instead of these Obamapsychos droning on about nonsense. Its a poor reflection on your candidate.


    July 8, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  21. T-n-EP

    It's a sign. What will be next?

    July 8, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  22. BlahBlahBlahOblama

    Thomas.......great observation. Reminds me of a stooges episode.

    July 8, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  23. Nick

    Why are there 56 coments on this?

    July 8, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  24. Barry IL

    What's happening to CNN? This is not news worthy.

    Yet, CNN seems to have missed Iraqis', including the PM's, push for the US to set time-table for withdrawal, which is one of the BIGGEST news around the Middle East.

    July 8, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  25. Lucieann

    Maybe those are the reporters that really don't like Obama all that much...like members from the AP and Fox News!!

    July 8, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
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