The growing pains between Obama and the DNC continue -- if one reads between the lines of this New York Times piece about the financial problems apparently facing the Dems with the Denver convention. The move by Team Obama to move the last day of the convention to Invesco Field at Mile High should only add to the issues between Obama and the DNC.
The upside of pool reports? Getting accidental scoops! Per the Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "The pool was told repeatedly that Sen. Obama was merely doing a video shoot for the campaign's new media department, a routine operation. But Aliesh, hired by Essence to do makeup, tipped your pool off that Obama was accompanied by a famous film maker, as part of a film shoot for the Democratic National Committee and the convention. Obama entered the mansion at 5:45. He re-emerged at 6:43, with a stylish film maker in tow and a crew carrying a film camera, NOT the small digital cameras. "[The campaign] still maintains nothing is abnormal, but the filmmaker is Davis Guggenheim, the Academy Award-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth. His father, four-time Academy Award winner Charles Guggenheim, chronicled John F. Kennedy. Credit Kim Chipman from Bloomberg with her brilliant Googling prowess. Davis Guggenheim spoke briefly to your pooler before realizing he shouldn't be. He then said he was merely traveling with his son in Montana and doing some interviews. He promised to speak more after he consulted with the campaign."
An Obama staffer said "elements of what [Guggenheim] is shooting may be used" in August, but wouldn't say if a full-blown biopic is in the works.
Here's a Washington Post story that the MSM will obsess over during the run-up to the GOP convention and yet no one but the conservative activists will care after the convention. Look for the Obama camp to try to make hay over the fact that McCain disagrees with parts of the GOP platform, which is something the McCain campaign will embrace.