Astute readers will remember the precocious yeoman-like political coverage provided by intern-to-the-stars Nick Powell. The New York Times did and they asked him to go to Denver with his dad, who covers the presidential campaign for the Grey Lady (SEE BELOW). Basically they said, ‘How’d you like to go to Denver with your pop, work for us as a news assistant and during your down time you can post to your cute little blog thingee?’ And so he shall. All next week, Nick will be providing Phawker readers with Live & Direct dispatches from the Democratic National Convention. You lucky ducks!
PREVIOUSLY: Nick’s dad covers the democratic presidential campaign for the New York Times. So, today they covered Obama as a father-and-son outing. Isn’t that just the cutest thing you ever heard? Here’s what Pops Powell had to say…
PHILADELPHIA — Her whole campaign was a $82 million-or-so gamble, the girl from the back streets of Park Ridge, Ill., comin’ to Philly. The Wasp Filly was taking those stairs three at a time, getting ready for the primary slugfest in late April.
But Obama, he doesn’t think so much of her reverie, not least because Rocky Clinton is ahead, not behind, in the polls here. So he went to the A.F.L.-C.I.O. convention in Philadelphia today, and let the union brothers and sisters in on her secret.
“I know there has been some talk about Rocky Balboa over the last couple days,” he says with a smile. “And, y’know, we all love ‘Rocky’”
“But we’ve got to remember that ‘Rocky’ was a movie.” MORE