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May 15, 2012

Photo Ops and Campaign Slog: Notably, Val and Paul Still on the Fence

Photo Ops and Campaign Slog- Notably, Val and Paul Still on the Fence

Kitchen table issues. It’s one of the oldest political metaphors.  But the Kellers — who are underwater on their mortgage and even recently refinanced under a federal program — remain undecided about who to vote for.  If the photo is generic, it’s also a perfect representation of Obama’s battlefield.

Photo notes: a) Obama must already be caffeinated. b) How long ago did the American refrigerator became combo scrapbook and photo album? c)  I think the advance team team deserves an award for “campaign photo with the most earth tones.” d) You did notice the Secret Service guy lurking in the doorway, right? Must be because Val and Paul still on the fence.

(photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP. caption: President Barack Obama meets with Val and Paul Keller in their home, Friday, May 11, 2012, in Reno, Nev.)

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