Thursday, February 15, 2007

Obama says he will quit smoking

The Huffington Post: When Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., officially enters the stressful world of presidential politics this Saturday, he will be trying his hardest to resist the urge to smoke those Marlboro Red cigarettes he has relied upon for years.

Interestingly, there has not been much mention of Obama's smoking habit. Maureen Dowd critiques him here in this Op-Ed piece, this article from the raw story compares him with Laura Bush, and the Washington Post ran an article here. But there seems to have been little coverage of Obama's smoking habit in mainstream media outlets. For instance, a New York Times search of "Obama smoke" returned only one article on the subject - Dowd's piece.

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