Am I the only one that is kinda getting sick of it? Make no mistake, I'm not saying that Obama shouldn't go there, he can go there if he so wishes, but the media fanfare is almost... nauseating.

He left on his fact finding trip at the beginning of the week and with that, three well known reporters of well known networks. Katie Couric of CBS, Brian Williams of NBC, and Charles Gibson of ABC. Throughout this trip, he's made statement after statement, speech after speech, and talked with various people, all the while getting the media limelight. Obviously, this is to help him look good not only to Europe, but to Americans and to cover for his lack of inexperience when compared to McCain on Foreign policy. However, all this, is getting to be too much.

Now when I say that, I'm comparing it to McCain's time in Europe and the Middle East. McCain's visits were low key. The media didn't endow his trip with the coverage Obama now has. and you know what? I liked it that way. I liked the fact that it wasn't big. It seemed more business as usual that way. McCain was in Columbia during the FARC incident, and I liked the fact that McCain didn't get much coverage on it too. And I think, atleast with the latter, that McCain didn't want press coverage, and that was admirable. But with Obama, it seems way too obvious that he's not doing this because he just wants to be nice, but for some political goal. For example, his speech.

"I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen - a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world."

He says this, but really? I mean, I fell really disgusted right here. He says this, but he's in a political race right now. Atleast if you were president, I could understand. but really? Did McCain do this? Someone please tell me. Because McCain will lose points like this too by doing something similiar. Then you just see this poster:



And you just have to wonder if he's really just there as a man or if he's really there as a politician trying to get the best image. Why couldn't he have done this in Iraq, or Afghanistan. Why Germany? Honestly, this whole trip is very well taking away points from Obama for me and adding them to McCain. Is the media, in it's adoration of Obama, the cause of me getting sick? My guess, partly. They are providing the coverage, But it seems apparent that Obama is riding that coverage for everything it's worth. I can't blame him for thinking it's a smart move to stay in the spotlight. But it doesn't help win points in integrity over his opponent, McCain.