Vacation For (From?) Obama

Obama this. Obama that. “48% of the public says they have been hearing ‘too much’ about Obama lately,” according to a Pew poll (26% say the same of McCain).

Good timing: the candidate is apparently going on vacation soon. He’ll get a little break from us; we’ll get a little break from him.

What, you think some reporters might tag along?

(Also from Pew: 55% say they have seen a McCain ad. I wonder how many of these people saw that ad during ad time purchased by the campaign and how many saw it as cable pundits and invited “strategists” dissected and replayed it.)

UPDATE: Also interesting in this poll is the News People Want v. News People Got comparison. The top two topics people wanted were: 1) Economy (30%); 2) 2008 campaign (27%). The top two topics people got were: 1) 2008 campaign (26%); 2) Economy (5%).

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.