Posted: Aug 06, 2008 12:20 PM
Americans are telling pollsters that they're hearing too much about Barack Obama.  Apparently, the press' fascination with the Obamessiah isn't translating well to ordinary voters.

Perhaps this is just another way -- besides the "crisis" tone of the coverage of current events -- that the press is actually (inadvertantly) hurting Obama.  Overexposure doesn't do a candidate any favors.

I'm not sure that it's actually the volume of the coverage that annoys voters.  It's the hectoring assumption that everyone should be supporting him (unless you're a racist, of course!)  -- a tone that comes through all too clearly in a lot of the coverage of him.