Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Despite illness, Obama kept hectic pace on eve of vote

By Monroe Anderson
Special to the AFRO

Lebanon, N.H.--After a grueling three-day campaign schedule in New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama got a late night visit from the doctor Sunday who examined a lingering sore throat.

The doctor was called in as a precaution to make sure there was no infection, according to Ben LaBolt, an Obama campaign spokesman. There was none.

“The prescription was take a couple of days off and stop talking.,” said LaBolt. “Those are instructions we’ve already had to ignore.”

Although one poll released Monday morning had Obama leading former frontrunner Hillary Clinton by 13 points and another had him beating the former First Lady by 10 points, the freshman senator from Illinois was sticking to his grueling schedule where the overflowing crowds of supporters have been growing larger from one event to the next.

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