The Obamagasm Award
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"We know that wind can make a cold day feel colder, but can national pride make a freezing day feel warmer? It seems to be the case because regardless of the final crowd number estimates, never have so many people shivered so long with such joy. From above, even the seagulls must have been awed by the blanket of humanity."

— ABC's Bill Weir on World News, January 20, 2009.

"Today, the audacity of hope had its rendezvous with destiny. No mere endorsement this, more like a political anointment from the Kennedys, merging ideals from two different eras....Obama is now an adopted son of Camelot. His candidacy blessed not just by the Lion of the Senate, patriarch of the clan, but by JFK’s daughter."

— ABC's David Wright on Nightline, January 28, 2008.

"You've seen those videotapes of Walter Cronkite the night that man landed on the moon for the first time, when Neil Armstrong stepped out and he could just barely get out monosyllables. Politically, that’s what this is. This is man on the moon."

— MSNBC's Keith Olbermann during live election night coverage, November 4, 2008.


Monica Crowley Presents the "Obamagasm" Award.


Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher Accepts "Obamagasm" Award.

Monica Crowley Presents the "Obamagasm" Award
Winner: Bill Weir for the "Obamagasm" Award
Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher Accepts the "Obamagasm" Award