Obama sad about being 'cut off'

NO E-MAILS: Barack Obama. 07/05/2008. © Getty Images.
NO E-MAILS: Barack Obama. 07/05/2008. © Getty Images.

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama has yet to relent but he conceded that he might be losing the battle to keep his independent lifeline to the outside world.

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama has yet to relent but he conceded that he might be losing the battle to keep his independent lifeline to the outside world.

"I'm still clinging to my BlackBerry," Obama said on Wednesday. "They're going to pry it out of my hands."

Of all the fights Obama faces as he prepares for the White House, one of the most maddening for him is the prospect of losing the BlackBerry that has been attached to his belt for years.

It is, he argued, an essential link to keeping him apprised of events outside his ever-tightening cocoon. But he is being advised for security reasons and his own legal protection to refrain from sending e-mails during his presidency. - New York Times

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