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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — How did we get Senator Barack Obama to respond to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge and lay out his plan for election reform? Watch the video to find out. To read my liveblog of the day’s events at the MTV/MySpace presidential dialogue, click here.

Special thanks to Diann Smith, Elanie Girlando, and Michelle Klobassa for operating our “B” camera during the Obama interview.

5 Responses to “Candidate Challenge: Barack Obama”

  1. AllAboutVoting Says:

    Excellent job. I’m impressed that you were able to keep your cool during the interview with the sun shining in your eyes like that.

  2. RJ45 Says:

    Hey! Great interview and great way of hitting with the hard question! We also got a decent response from Obama.

    I find it also interesting that not even Obama himself may be able to vote thanks to our hideously outdated system.

  3. Jordan Says:

    solid interview

  4. Marquella Says:

    Mr. Obama answered all of his questions thoroughly. I am proud to support him. He is truly someone we can believe in.
    Obama 2008

  5. Anton Vassil Says:

    He’s right. Of all the candidates, he is the one who hit the nail on the head. In comparison MC Cain’s response is the most pathetic.

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