For those concerned, Barack Obama says he’s quit smoking. I’ll bet it’s because he’s coming to non-smoking Springfield! Look for him to be chewing some Nicorette before speaking here Saturday.
Update: Josh writes what I was thinking:
But here's another question. Aren't people who are in the early stages of quitting a nicotine habit really irritable and on-edge? And isn't running for president extremely stressful?
To preempt all the emails about the dangers of smoking and the importance of quitting, I'm certainly not disagreeing. It just made me think that presidential campaigns are usually times when people revert to bad habits (eating, smoking, drinking, etc.) not when they quit them.