07/25/2008 10:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama and McCain: Juxtaposers!

"On Monday, the Illinois senator was photographed in a helicopter touring Baghdad with Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. military commander in Iraq...On Monday, the Arizona senator was seen on television riding in a golf cart with former President George H.W. Bush at Bush's oceanfront estate in Maine."

-- LAT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"The Iraqi government on Monday left little doubt that it favors a withdrawal plan for American combat troops similar to what Senator Barack Obama has proposed, providing Mr. Obama with a potentially powerful political boost on a day he spent in Iraq working to fortify his credibility as a wartime leader...In an interview on "Good Morning America" on ABC, Mr. McCain talked about securing the 'Iraq-Pakistan border.'"

-- NYT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"With Barack Obama in Berlin, John McCain visits German restaurant in Ohio....'I'd love to give a speech in Germany. But I'd much prefer to do it as president of the United States rather than as a candidate for president,' McCain told reporters after a meal of bratwurst."

-- The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Obama's [Democratic National Convention] speech happens to be scheduled for Aug. 28, the 45th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech. McCain's speech, on the other hand, will fall on Sept. 4, the opening night of the NFL season, which features a game between the Washington Redskins and the Super Bowl champion New York Giants."

-- WaPo, Thursday, July 24, 2008

"On Friday, Senator Obama carried several adorable babies in his capable arms as he strode across the surface of the Seine River in Paris without getting a drop of water on his effortlessly elegant white tuxedo, while Senator McCain gave a somewhat disappointing speech on how reading communist literature can cause Rickets, in his basement, to his mother, without putting in his teeth."

-- The Daily Newspaper of My Imagination, Friday, July 25, 2008