Now, This is Campaign Fatigue by Jonathan Weisman
The Washington Post Sunday, April 27, 2008; Page A01
The Clinton campaign has sent out 1,572 news releases since the beginning of the campaign in 2007, the Obama campaign 454.
“Not surprisingly, I think, you have the tiredness setting in, with people doing the exact same assignment they’ve been doing for a year, day in and day out,” said an Obama campaign adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, since other campaign aides would attest only to how spry they are all feeling these days.
The campaign has been punishing. On March 3, Clinton left her hotel at 5 a.m. to greet workers changing shifts at a Jeep plant in Toledo. From 7:30 to 8:40, she conducted interviews with Ohio and Texas media before she traveled to the University of Toledo. After her rally, she jetted off to Beaumont, Tex., for a 1:30 rally, then flew to Austin to tape a segment for “The Daily Show” at 5:15, then held a town hall meeting at 6:30, then a rally at 8:15, before flying to Houston, where she reached her hotel just after midnight.