Who wants it more?

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    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Barack Obama carried on Tuesday with an outdoor rally at Widener University, outside Philadelphia, despite a cold, steady rain that made the temperature feel freezing.

    About 9,000 people came out to hear the presidential contender. They stood in mud.

    "I just want all of you to know that if we see this kind of dedication on Election Day, there is no way that we're not going to bring change to America," Obama told the shivering crowd.

    The weather was so miserable that Obama's rival, Republican John McCain, canceled a rally 50 miles north in Quakertown — hardly insignificant, given the dwindling campaign time.

    Even Major League Baseball suspended the fifth game of the World Series in Philadelphia because of the same wet conditions Monday night, a first in the history of the baseball championship.

    Gone were Obama's suit and tie. He wore jeans, sneakers and a waterproof raincoat. Still, shunning an umbrella, he got soaked. Obama later changed clothes before resuming his events.

    The Associated Press: Obama campaigns near Phila. despite bad weather
     
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    he changed his clothes!

    he's awesome.

    too bad he doesn't know enough to come in out of the rain, though.
     
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    :thup: for Obama! :)

    :eusa_naughty: for Sarah - clothes do not make the man and/or the woman! :eusa_naughty:
     
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    :eusa_naughty: lame! :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I hope Obama doesn't push himself too far.

    He needs one of those waterproof survival suits!
     
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    You did mean to say McCain needed this right? :lol:

     
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    William Henry Harrison (1841), the ninth President, died of pneumonia one month to the day after making—in the snow—the longest U.S. presidential inauguration speech on record.
     
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    People die from pneumonia ... people work and live in the rain and snow every winter of their life. Your point is?
     
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    I don't really think they had too much in the way of medical technology back then. Today if your toe hurts you can just call house md who will psycho-analyze you and find an infection in your lungs that he'll clear up and save your life.
     
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    Harrison caught a cold from giving a long speech in the bitter cold with no overcoat.

    I hope Obama takes care of himself.
     

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