CBS' campaign coverage returned to anchor Katie Couric's Primary Questions series, with the soundbites whittled down to seven from their original ten by the elimination of Joe Biden, Bill Richardson and Fred Thompson. "What is the most disillusioning part of running for President?" Couric wondered.
In one way or another, four of the candidates complained about the news media. John Edwards disliked "glitz, glamour" contests being shoehorned into narratives. Rudolph Giuliani resented being forced to talk in soundbites. Mitt Romney is disappointed when he is not represented "fairly or honestly." Hillary Rodham Clinton pleaded with "the press, the pundits, all of the commentators" to pay more attention to the voters.
John McCain was pissed off by treachery: "People who you think are going to support you end up supporting somebody else." Barack Obama hates "fundraising, you know, dialing for dollars, asking strangers for money."
And as usual Mike Huckabee was the most human with his appealing answer: "The loss of sense of humor."
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