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TRAIL MIX: Flipping Burgers with Obama & McCain

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TRAIL MIX: Flipping Burgers with Obama & McCain

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Today's juicy tidbits from the campaign trail. Get 'em while they're hot!

Obama Beats McCain on the Barbecue BallotOn PoliticsUSA TodayBy Mark Memmott

Energy policy? Pish Posh. The economy? Fuggetaboutit. Foreign policy? Nah. What really matters in the battle of Obama versus McCain is this: With whom would you rather flip burgers? As posted here by Mark Memmott at USA Today's On Politics, it appears that "people would rather barbecue burgers with Barack than munch meats with McCain." According to this year's AP/Yahoo! News Survey about which "prominent politician would be the better cook-out guest," Obama beat McCain 52% to 45%.

NRA Plans Anti-Obama AdsThe CaucusThe New York TimesBy Julie Bosman

"The National Rifle Association will pour $40 million into an advertising campaign timed to the fall presidential election, with more than a third of the money devoted to attacking Senator Barack Obama on the issue of gun rights," said Julie Bosman in today's post at The New York Times The Caucus. The campaign will run on television, radio, and in print through the Midwest and the Mountain West, said Bosman.

Security Thick for McCain's Arrival in ColombiaPolitical IntelligenceThe Boston Globe By Jason Tuohey

Think your favorite celeb's security entourage is impressive? Get this: "500 security personnel have been deployed exclusively to guard the sites John McCain will be visiting during his trip to Cartegena [Colombia]," said Jason Tuohey in today's post at The Boston Globe's Political Intelligence (Tuohey was quoting El Unviersal, a Colombian newspaper). …

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