Central Florida's own Barbara West in the spotlight for her tough interviews of Biden and McCain

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I really got a kick out of this because Barbara West has been a staple in the Central Florida news arena for several decades now. She asked Joe Biden a few tough questions and he cries foul, boo hoo. The Obama-Biden campaign went so far as to cancel all future interviews with WFTV news. Sheesh! If they think the local news is tough, wait until the North Koreans or Russians start playing rough with them. If the guy wants to be in the most powerful job in the country, then any question should be on the table. I guess she could have thrown him a few softball questions and asked him who he wants to win the World Series or who his favorite American Idol singer is.

Here is the interview:

Granted she did ask some tough questions of John McCain too. She apparently annoyed McCain some around 1:40 on the video.

Regardless of your political views, I just found this interesting because Barbara West is a long-time local news anchor in Orlando. Whatever you do, make sure to get out and vote.


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Simon Conway
Orlando Area Real Estate Services - Orlando, FL
Great job Rob ~

Congratulations this post is now featured in the Silent Majority Group on Active Rain.

Oct 28, 2008 09:13 AM #1
Simon Conway
Orlando Area Real Estate Services - Orlando, FL
Rob ~

Congratulations this post is now featured in the Blatant Politics Group on Active Rain.

Oct 28, 2008 09:14 AM #2
James Monroe

Barbara West of central Florida does a great job of trapping both cadidates with her colorful imagery and questions that trap the candidates.  She does a great job of spin journalism but I think it's not incredibly professional.

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Oct 28, 2008 09:31 AM #3
James Monroe
Well Barbara in central Florida sure loves to use attacks and colorful imagery at the end of her questions in an attempt to entrap to interviewee. Not sure this is very professional... let's stick to the facts.... not perception of an action. James Monroe http://www.halegroves.com
Oct 28, 2008 09:33 AM #4
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I thought ole Joe was going to pop a few hair plugs!  LOL

Oct 28, 2008 09:51 AM #5
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Rob ~ This country cannot afford a socialist spreading the wealth around and redistributing that wealth to those who are not as successful. That is unAmerican and Marxist.

Oct 28, 2008 11:05 AM #6
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

The first sign that Biden was flustered was when he asked "Who writes your questions?" If you watch his facial expressions, it went from jovial to stern and annoyed.

These weren't "gotcha" kinds of questions, either. Kudos to Barbara. I'm sure her producers were very happy with her performance.

Oct 28, 2008 04:26 PM #7
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor


It is a scary thought that Obama could become president. It is an even scarier thought that if something happened to Obama that Biden would become president.

Oct 29, 2008 01:53 AM #8
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

You mean she asked worthy questions like a news person is supposed to ask? Wow. That is rather old fashioned. Poor Biden. He probably expected the kid gloves.

Oct 30, 2008 02:04 AM #9
Titanium Real Estate
Titanium Real Estate, Ltd. - Naples, FL

This is very Stalin like.  Now she is barred from asking any questions of the Obama camp.

Oct 30, 2008 02:08 AM #10
Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner
Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners - Orlando, FL
Chris Brown 407.367.2974

she sure has made a name for herself, hasnt she??


Chris the implementer

Oct 30, 2008 04:10 AM #11

Great job! Thanks for keeping us informed. 

Oct 30, 2008 09:36 AM #12
JoAnn Young
Young & Young Properties - Melbourne, FL
Florida Real Estate

Great way to present both sides of the political realm on your blog.  Florida is awaiting the outcome of this long election process.  Hopefully we will have a more stable economy and judges that rule on the constituion rather than how they think the law should read.  I watch Barbara West often.  I think she did a great job.  Great clips!

Nov 03, 2008 02:26 AM #13
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

Any politician should be willing to answer any question thrown by the media or anyone else for that matter.

Nov 03, 2008 02:47 AM #14
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