and finds applause... this hype is great, interesting... no way it lasts 9 months,.... can't wait until the issues and track record (or lack thereof) comes out, but when it's too late. Even blowing his nose, Obama gets applause by John McCormick DALLAS – It's probably safe to say that you have arrived as a politician when your audience applauds when you blow your nose. Yes, just a day before a debate in Texas, Sen. Barack Obama has a head cold. And about a half-hour into a speech here, the Illinois Democrat announced that he had to take a quick break. "Gotta blow my nose here for a second," Obama said. Out came a Kleenex (or perhaps it was a hankie), and he wiped his nose. The near-capacity audience at the Reunion Arena, which his campaign said totaled 17,000, broke out in a slightly awkward applause. Despite the cold, Obama's voice seems as strong as ever. He has a light schedule today and some time to rest up before his debate Thursday evening with Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York. Wow a cold... and his voice is as STRONG as ever... nice to see an "unbiased" journalist smitten with the phenomena... but a couple Paris Hilton incidents later, a couple celebrity deaths... and an otherwise slow news month will turn over. They'll find some isolated soldier crime in the Middle East, and focus on that,... but otherwise... what IS the agenda?