Obama gives it the old college try

Obama gives it the old college try

There are 7 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 8, 2007, titled Obama gives it the old college try. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Josh Mahoney, a 6-foot-1, 237-pound linebacker for the University of Northern Iowa's winning Panthers, stood on a platform at the campus gymnasium to introduce Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and ...

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avraam jack

Silver Spring, MD

#1 Dec 8, 2007
It is possible that Senator Clinton is the best candidate. However, even though many may like the policies that Senator Clinton proposes, they should also consider her record, just as Senator Clinton insists.
The last Clinton Administration, when faced with the fact that protection rackets where assaulting, torturing and murdering people with poison and radiation, chose to avoid its responsibilities to incarcerate the criminals and to protect the citizenry.
Instead, they made a deal with the criminal gang stalker protection rackets to leave them alone and to consequently abandon the citizenry.
Do we want a President who sells out the citizenry for votes?
Do we want a President who sends a "crime does pay" message to society?
Would you vote for a President who signed nonaggression deals with the KKKlan or the Nazi party? Gangs that torture with poison and radiation are much like the KKKlan and Nazi Party.
We do not need a sellout President. We need a principled leader President.
If you are one of the few who do not know what the above refers to, do a web search for "gang stalking" to see the tip of the dirtberg. Please do it before you decide to reply to my post. Here let me make it easy for you: http://www.google.com/search... .

United States

#2 Dec 8, 2007
I'll never understand why college students will organize, plan, and protest something insignificant like recyclable paper in billboard ads, but when the chance for real change comes around they'd rather eat pizza and watch "b" movies. I wouldn't count on the college vote if I was Obama. They have lots to say but only do so to fit in. I do hope they make it to the polls this coming election. Just like last time though, I'm sure they wont.

United States

#3 Dec 8, 2007
I am a Republican (or have always voted that way) but I will be voting for Obama I believe this time around! Not because I believe in everything he says about different issues, but, I believe he says the least amount of lies! THERE WILL NOT BE A HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT IF THIS COUNTRY JUST REMEMBERS ALL THE ILLIGAL ACTIVITIES SHE ALWAYS HAS SURROUNDING HER!

Cedar Rapids, IA

#4 Dec 9, 2007
All the Democratic candidates have made appearances at colleges and universities in Iowa and asked attendees to caucus for them. How is this about Obama? And how is this news?
2008 Clinton

Perry Hall, MD

#5 Dec 9, 2007
Hillary Clinton is very much respected in the world community - our world neighborhs see her as a champion of women's and childrens' rights and needs - Hillary does represent change with experience - her election would send a signal to the world that the "cowboy foreign policy of Bush" is coming to an end - unfortunately Obama and Opra are pretending that electing Hillary is only replacing Bush with her, "Bush Light" that call her - I understand their tactic but it is dishonest at its core- with all Obama's talk of unity,Obama is trying to get there on the disengenious campaign of trashing Hillary Clinton's motives for running for president - the nature of beginnings tells the essesnse of a journey and how ironic it is that Obama and Oprah paint their opposition as synical when his campaign is the most synical of all at its core. It is very sad. "

It is proven over and over in his short time as a senator that Obama doesn't have the nerve to take on tough issues. He continues to avoid voting on abortion and Iran! Seeking a trillion-dollar tax hike and raising the retirement age for Social Security!!!! Is not in favor of a health care plan to cover all children rich or poor. DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE! Take a look at his public tenure in the Illinois Legislature, where lawmakers can vote "present! Instead of yes or no on a bill. Obama, votes “present" on SEVEN ABORTION MEASURES!!!! Unbelievable!(If you can believe that), The President can't vote 'present.' Nor pick and choose which challenges he will face. This guy is afraid to make ANY decisions. Americans will not sell out this great country for a TV talk show host!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE ON OBAMA he cannot win in the general election. I vote for him is a vote for the Republican Party
It was wonderful to see all three generation with Mrs. Clinton, that’s the kind of support we woman need in this mans world, which is currently a mess! Shame on Oprah! Who put woman back 50years… Madame President of the United States…it's an extraordinary thought. We truly are in a momentous time, where a woman's potential has no limitations," "Hillary Clinton has already proven to a generation of women that there are no limits for success. She is driven by her passion for public service and her belief in the enormous potential of our country. Smart, capable and strong in her convictions, Hillary has transcended the dictates of what is thought to be possible for our time.
"Hillary is a powerful voice for change as we find our country at an important crossroads. Under her leadership, our country will regain its respect within the global community. She will prioritize issues of global climate change, universal healthcare and rebuilding a strong economy. After 8 long years, the public will once again have faith in their government.
"Another former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote,'In government, in business, and in the professions there may be a day when women will be looked upon as persons. We are, however, far from that day as yet.' More than 50 years later 'that day' is now upon us…and Hillary Clinton is ready to shatter through that glass ceiling for all women."

San Diego, CA

#6 Dec 9, 2007
2008 Clinton, you're obviously riled up and scared of what this guy can really do. Unlike your girl who has had numerous scandals and poltical baggage surrounding her, Obama does not have his hands tied by Washington special interests.

I'm elated that Oprah is supporting Obama. She's turning a LOT of people at the rallies she's appearing at. Over 36,000 at these rallies? Obama himself sparks the curiosity, Oprah wises people up to vote for him.

Oh, and you definitely misconstrued his policy. I know it's exciting to have a woman in office, but that's not what is most important now. We need to bring our country back.

Chicago, IL

#7 Dec 9, 2007
NO thank you mama - I'm for Obama !

Obama 2008.

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