The "hopeless romantic" vote.
Fans of chick flicks that involve Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks and/or Nora Ephron and tell the story of two people coming together despite overwhelming odds--count me in--may be disappointed to hear that Bill and Hill will not be spending this most amorous of holidays within 400 miles of each other. While the former president stumps across Wisconsin--Milwaukee to
The surging Obama, on the other hand, is doing exactly that. (Minus
Bill.) When I noticed that today's schedule put the senator in
Chicago with no public events, I got in touch with a campaign
spokesperson to ask whether he was "home for Valentine's Day, or just fundraising." She confirmed that Obama is, in fact, "spending time with his wife and daughters--no interviews,
no fundraisers, no events." And what about tonight--anything special planned?
"He is going out to dinner with his wife in Chicago," she wrote back.
Hopefully that heart graphic available on the Sears Tower, too.
UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: During an impromptu press conference on board her press plane, Clinton just told reporters that this is the first Valentine's Day she and Bill have spent apart in 37 years. Apparently, he sent a dozen roses and some chocolates to her hotel room in Youngstown, Ohio last night. And in a move that's sure to melt the hearts of Meg-aholics everywhere, Clinton passed out chocolates to reporters and apologized via cell phone to two of their girlfriends for the holiday travel. “I want to personally apologize to you that Fernando is with me and not
with you on Valentine’s Day," she told one. “I would love to be
Fernando’s second choice for Valentine’s Day.” Meow.