Was Obama trying to run out the clock?

  • close
    Was President Obama purposely trying to delay his speech to make it difficult for former Vice President Cheney's speech to get coverage? The president's speech started 28 minutes after it was scheduled.
    NEWSCOM/FILE
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption
of

President Obama is running late today. He was expected to speak at 10:00am.

It's not uncharacteristic of this administration to run late. But seeing that 28 minutes elapsed before Obama took the stage, you could make a case that the Obama team is trying to make it difficult on networks to carry former Vice President Cheney's speech.

It's politics. It's a giant chess game.

Twitter

And people in the Twitterverse were talking about it.

arently: Obama delaying Ntl Security speech. Cheney has to wait until Obama finishes. Sensing Rahm laughing hysterically right now.

josh_sternberg: @stevebruskCNN think they're trying to trump cheney's speech at AEI?

Nakialjackson: Is Obama running late because he knows that the networks will not cut from him to go to Cheney?

Uncucumbered: RT @DavidCornDC: Cheny is waiting until after O speaks. What else does Cheney have to do today? /At last he knows his place in the universe

attackerman: so will cheney delay his speech too?

--------

Follow us on Twitter! We promise to never be late

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK