Blog | Friday, May 16, 2008

Session on the presidential candidates' platforms

More details in the July edition of the Campaign Trail column, but just to give you a quick glimpse of the session with reps from the three campaigns...

The large room had a full house, with attendees standing along the walls, and more questions than fit into the allotted time.

Line that drew the heartiest applause: a Republican internist expressing his thoughts on McCain's health care plan, "He's got to do better than that."

Heartiest laughter: Whitney Addington, who represented the Obama campaign, on his role as former College president (with credit to Hal Sox), "You're like a corpse at a wake. You are always expected to be there, but rarely called on to speak."