By Jill Rosen
"Mr. [Rudy] Giuliani's rock-star potency might be better suited to the wide-open field of a Republican insurgency...."
Jill Rosen is AJR's assistant managing editor
New York Observer
"Though not all the athletes could speak English, they treated Bush like a rock star."
Cleveland's Plain Dealer
"In the wee hours yesterday morning, reporters were on the hunt for the real rock stars of the Republican convention--those irresistible Bush twins...."
"The youth caucus over at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention...screamed for strategist James Carville as though he were a rock star."
"When balding, spectacled presidential adviser Karl Rove arrived to speak to them at the Windfall Bar and Grill, clean-cut college Republicans treated him like a rock star."
Memphis' Commercial Appeal
"Supporters cheered the rock-star politician [Barack Obama] who captivated audiences...."
Knight Ridder Washington Bureau
"Although somewhat overshadowed by [Zell] Miller, [Vice President Dick] Cheney's appearance still had rock-star appeal."
Salt Lake City's Deseret Morning News
"A night after giving a sedate speech to the Democratic National Convention, Teresa Heinz Kerry was treated like a rock star at the gay and lesbian caucus...."
St. Petersburg Times
"Alternate delegate Deanna Siegel stepped off a charter bus onto 125th Street in Harlem like a rock star."
New York's Albany Times Union
"And nobody is better suited to that task than Art Alexakis, the Oregon delegate and rock-star politico, who's been all over Boston this week...."
"The fans treated [Mike] Tyson like a rock star, cheering him as he was escorted to the ring by a phalanx of police officers."
New York's Daily News
"She still draws a rock-star reaction, but former Texas Gov. Ann Richards' role is decidedly different than at previous Democratic National Conventions."
"John Kerry may be the Democratic Party's tall, dark and presidential-looking candidate, but Howard Dean is its rock star."
"The media spectacle that was opening night had its anticipated rock star, Bill 'Elvis' Clinton."
Tacoma, Washington's News Tribune
"[Ron] Reagan received a rock star's welcome in the cavernous arena...."
"[Ted Kennedy]'s an aging rock star in a politician's blue suit."
"[Mayor Gavin] Newsom sneaks in the side door and stands quietly to the side. Seen by organizers, he is given a rock star's welcome."
San Francisco Chronicle
"[Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)] is both giddy and effusive while struggling to be humble about his newfound rock-star status."
"At some point in this column, John Edwards will be called 'a rock star,' because, let's face it, that's the media-friendly and fun, wholly embarrassing, completely inappropriate label everybody's waiting for...."
San Francisco Chronicle