Horrigan writes about a stop made by Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama to St. Louis...a stop in which he purposely avoided media and crowds so he could get down to the business of raising funds:
I went nuts. A guy's running for president, and the campaign doesn't want to attract the public or the press? God forbid people should come out and see the candidate for themselves or that reporters should be able to talk to him and tell readers what he says. We wouldn't want all those uninvited and unwashed peons crowding around him; they might bump the arm of an important person as he was writing a check.
Unfortunately, more and more, that is what political campaigning is all about.