PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES travel with the media in tow, even on airplanes. And the candidates frequently walk to the back of the plane to chat with the journos.
When Illinois Senator Barack Obama walked to the back of the plane recently, he noticed the reporters had their voice recorders on and they were taking notes. Obama wasn't happy. He asked that the conversations remain off the record.
Can he, or any other presidential candidate, make such a request?
Can candidates have private moments with journalists that are not on the record? Or is everything the candidate does or says a matter of potential public interest?
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