This morning, I sifted through several videos from the Election 2004 campaign trail to bring you some video caps of John crisscrossing the country as he followed along with President Bush and Senator Kerry wooing the voters. No point in rehashing the election outcome of course, but I thought readers might enjoy seeing John as he filed reports for CNN from various corners of our country. From the east coast to the west, here are some stand-up shots of John on the road during the months leading up to the November 2004 election.
(Note: The video quality from the CNN archives isn’t the sharpest, so I apologize for not having clearer shots.)
May 2004 – Michigan
July 2004 – Ohio
August 2004 – Oregon
August 2004 – California
August 2004 – Nevada
September 2004 – Florida
September 2004 – Pennsylvania
October 2004 – Iowa
Next, this is slightly off topic, yet it was a concern during the ’04 campaign. While browsing old videos for today’s blog, I happened to stumble across a piece John covered about the rising cost of fuel in May of 2004. The report was summarized thusly: “The price of gas is averaging $2 a gallon nationwide, and drivers aren’t laughing as they pay pumped-up prices.”
Here’s a graphic from the May ’04 story, followed by John at the White House reporting on this issue.
I forgot when there was even a time that the national average for a gallon of gas was $1.48! And if we weren’t laughing then, then what the heck are we doing now? I can just imagine that during election 2012, we’ll be reminiscing back to the good ol’ days when gas was “only” averaging over $3.00 per gallon.
OK, that last picture of John King at the White House is just a gratuitous video cap, but what can I say?? It went along with the report so I figured I might as well include it. It did also occur to me that maybe, just maybe the pictures in today’s post be would construed, by some, gratuitous as well…
Gee, I don’t know how anyone would get that idea.
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend everyone and have a great upcoming week!