Thousands flock to see Obama

Thousands flock to see Obama

There are 32 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Feb 11, 2008, titled Thousands flock to see Obama. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

After a revival-like appearance at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual dinner on Saturday and morning newspaper polls showing a commanding lead against Sen.

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jacksmith

United States

#1 Feb 11, 2008
Bottom Line:

It looks like you got some vote fraud hankypanky, and selling of votes going on in the democratic caucuses. Obama seems to be doing disproportionately well in the caucuses where it is easier to commit vote fraud, and sell votes. Obama has not been doing as well in the non caucus primary's where you can't cheat the vote as easily.

I smell a pole cat. I smell the Karl Rove vote fraud machine at work. This looks like past presidential elections where most voters leaving the poles said they voted for the other guy. But Bush still won. No wonder Obama thinks the republicans have some good ideas. Apparently a lot of republicans are voting for Obama in the democratic caucuses.

The insurance companies, and medical industry that have been ripping you off, and killing you are determined to keep you, the American people from having good universal health care. So it seems they are supporting Obama. Along with the republican vote fraud machine.

This looks like a great story for a team of aggressive investigative reporters. Or maybe some good documentary film makers like Michael Moore, or Oliver Stone.

If I were the Clinton's, I would focus like a laser bean on what has been going on in the democratic caucuses. No wonder the Republicans like Obama so much. Looks like he's their man in the democratic caucuses.

I'm absolutely convinced now that Hillary Clinton is your best choice for good universal health care coverage. And HR 676 (Medicare For All). "Single payer, Tax Supported, Not For Profit, True Universal Health Care" free for all as a right. Like every other developed country in the world has. See: http://www.house.gov/conyers/news_hr676.htm

“HR 676:
For church goers: less money to insur. companies and more to the church- lots more.
Srs on Medicare: save way over $100/wk. Because no more medigap, long term care & dental insur. needed. No more drug bills.”

They really think you are all stupid, inattentive cash cows... It may be time to bring back Bad Bill.
Joe

Singapore, Singapore

#2 Feb 11, 2008
I thinks Obama is Right on this issues,The flaws lies with the System,I can understand why many people shun away from politics senarios,The Party Delegates cast their votes first who should be American Next President not the general public,Only after the delegates have decided,then the Public Cast their votes in fall.Worst still,Super delegates decides if there's any Deadlock in between,this creates another nepotism in politics.I dont understands why dont' Ordinary Americans do have the upper Right Votes First?Let it be even if have 20 nominees in Fall,for them to choose from,who should they decides,it's their lives at stake after all.Every serious candidate if feels they have chance to win,are required of them to put US10 million deposit upfront,IF they fails to secure at least,let said 10% of total votes,then the money goes to charities Organiszation through the country.

I can understand WHY those wining president many Owes to those delegates the gratitudes in favour return of being first class citizen.

God Bless America
Christopher

United States

#4 Feb 11, 2008
Seriously. Give it up, Voltaire. Your act is tired, and I'm not even an Obama supporter.
Leviticus

Herndon, VA

#5 Feb 11, 2008
Go Obama!!
bob k

AOL

#6 Feb 11, 2008
Voltaire

As I said yesterday in a comment, you will never get answers to those questions because they're fastballs. THe senator can only answer lobbers, lobbed in like a slow pitch softball game. This guy like Hillary, is a joke!! Universal healthcare...PLEASE!! All these politicians do is promise, promise, promise, but they have no idea how they'll pay for it. When asked how he'll pay for it, he can't answer, although he did say he'll end the war in against terrorism/Irag/Islamic Facism. So the answer to this question "What exactly will he do to combat the islamic threat to the USA and to other countries"? Is, HE HAS NO IDEA!! BTW, where's the article this morning on McCain, or Huckabee? Can't find it!! The Baltimore Sun really is a rag of a newspaper.
Brian

United States

#7 Feb 11, 2008
Can someone tell me what this guy represents?
gwb

AOL

#8 Feb 11, 2008
Voltaire what are YOU doing?
MARTIN EDWIN ANDERSEN

Shady Side, MD

#9 Feb 11, 2008
It is doubtful that the media-saavy audiences in the upcoming "Crabcake primary" states will buy into the faltering Clinton campaign.

Too many questions about why Hillary won't release her taxes until after she becomes the Democratic nominee--if that happens.

(Doesn't she trust Democratic voters to make informed decisions?)

A lot of anxiety out there, too, about her plan to garnish workers' wages as part of her mandatory medical insurance plan.

Parents in particular would probably like to know what Bill and Hillary have to offer young people in terms of messages about the importance of honesty and integrity--given all the scandals surrounding the former First Family.

And of course there is still a lot of anger out there how the Clintons engaged in racial coding on the eve of the celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.

Finally, the metro area is home to a lot of human rights activists as well as recent immigrants who came to the United States fleeing political oppression, many of whom are likely to be less than impressed with Hillary's flip flopping on the issue of torture.

With such fundamental questions hanging in the balance, what Democrat worth the name will buy a bridge back to the 20th Century?

MARTIN EDWIN "MICK" ANDERSEN
Churchton, Maryland
Henry Gichaba

Raleigh, NC

#10 Feb 11, 2008
Dr. Charles Oke and myself drove five hours from Charlotte, NC to Raonoke. We started at 5.00am in the morning, our mission, to volunteer for Change We Can Believe In. And as we drove, we took turns to make calls for Obama in VA, MD, and DC. On arrival we helped people register to vote and explained to enthusiastic Americans this is not about Obama, it's about you and I. It's about us. About the past vs the future. About fear vs hope.

This is what an army of Americans is doing for Barack Obama all over the nation. When you speak of organization, it's not about money and bureaucratic organizations. It's a spontaneous reaction born of Inspiration and Hope.

Barack Obama or his top campeign organs do not know Dr. Oke and myself flew to IA and NH to work for him four days prior to the IA caucuses and the NH primary. He's not aware we are full-time volunteers for Change We Can Believe In. I don't care if knows. Perhaps he never will. I care for change in leadership style to herald greater opportunities for all Americans.

Once our attitude is planted in the excitement the "I am my brother's/sister's keeper" It'll be the definition of the Change We Can Belief In. Such is a possibility if we change the way our leaders are doing business in Washington.

It's not in vain my monthly bill for $50 Change We Can Believe In is a direct check-off just like my morgage, electric, gas, telephone and car-note bills. This is what thousands of Americans are doing.

It's the reason Barack Obama's organization is unmitigated.

Charlotte, NC.
Jennifer

United States

#11 Feb 11, 2008
Barack Obama has clearly stated what he will do to change America, and has frankly admitted that his proposals are not vastly different from Senator Clinton's. What IS vastly different is the HOW he will get it done. By refusing to demonize Republicans or those who disagree with him, he is acting as an honest broker of decision-making. Someone who will take into account the concerns and valid arguments from the other side while holding Progressive principles of caring for the common good in mind. If a free-market plan like cap and trade of greenhouse gases is the best plan- he's all for it. If public/private partnerships in healthcare are the best for the common good, then he's for that too. It's the sense that you don't have to be afraid of a contest of ideas when you know that yours will stand up well under scrutiny. He's managed to find areas of agreement with the single most fiscally conservative Senator, Tom Coburn. I remember them working together to combat waste and fraud during the fiasco in New Orleans, where money was thrown at the problem with absolutely no plan for implementation. If Obama, with his unabashedly progressive ideas, can work with Coburn to ensure that money is spent with purpose and good effect, he can work with anyone. I've heard that Coburn's wife and Michelle even hit it off. I look forward to seeing what will happen when ALL of America is working together to solve the problems we face, rather than 50.1% shoving its agenda down the throats of the other 49.9%.
Jennifer

United States

#12 Feb 11, 2008
Brian wrote:
Can someone tell me what this guy represents?
Sure, Brian. Barack Obama represents the ideas set forth in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and espoused in the Pledge Of Allegiance. It's even on our money: E Pluribus Unum - Out of the many, One.

We are a diverse and heterogenous people. We have lots of different religions, races, identities, lifestyles and origins. Yet we can live, work, worship, and serve together peacefully provided we follow a few simple principles. Obama says that one of those principles has always been that we care for our fellows. That if a child in Baltimore can't read, that hurts me even if it's not my child. That if a senior citizen in Roanoke can't afford her medication, that hurts me even if she's not my Grandma. That I am my Brother's keeper, my Sister's keeper.

It's a fundamental principle that the earliest colonies adopted upon reaching our shores, and it applies today. That freedom and opportunity for all must be our goal if we are to survive the threats we inevitably face. There will always be some group that threatens us, some looming worry. But if we give up on the idea that we're all in this together and opt for survival of the few, then the threat is greater from within.

"As you do for the least of these....."
Scott from Middle River

Severn, MD

#13 Feb 11, 2008
Let's see, obama is the most liberal senator in the senate, but is not labeled as an extremist by the media.

What do you think would happen if a republican was running who was the most conservative senator?
VOTE 4 CLINTON

Perry Hall, MD

#14 Feb 11, 2008
As an avid Hillary Clinton supporter I can tell you for certain my family and friends would NEVER VOTE FOR OBAMA, he is only concerned with black America. The media has pushed him down our throats, dismissing and attacking very good candidates. The saddest part I believe that people supporting Obama are doing so based it on media coverage alone. CNN exit polls were asking voters about Obama issues and NONE, I repeat NONE could tell you where he stood on anything. Being an inspirational speaker is nice for church, but is not what we need in our President. It is a great disservice to our great country that the main stream media continuingly manipulating the Presidential election with biased untruthful so-called news. The likes of Bill Kristol, Roland Martin, Tucker Carlson and the other idiots of MSNBC completely use their media avenue to bash and attack Hillary Clinton and her family. My question is why are these guys so afraid of Hillary? Did she beat Kristol and Carlson up in the parking lot? Do they just hate all women? Appears so. I honestly feel they are part of the media who is extremely afraid to say anything negative about the Black candidate even if it’s true, but will attack the former first lady, two terms Senator and yes, A HONORABLE WHITE WOMAN. My family and friends stopped watching FOX and MSNBC for these exact reasons. None of the news media is unbiased. They built Clinton up early on as the sure thing only to tear her apart. I frankly am very offended as a white male that Michelle Obama is allowed to tout racism in every speech only addressing blacks, stating if you are dark skinned and do not vote for Obama your against your race. Then ALL white voters and woman voters should vote for Clinton, since Michelle obama insists on using skin color and gender to elect our President. Its take frustrated and angry voters to research and blog obama facts, since NO news media will report on Obamas failed and missed votes in senate, lack of good judgment, his constant voting with Bush on economy issues and supporting Bush on not withdrawing troops. His constant flip flopping on Abortion, gun control and voting to with republicans siding with credit card companies raising interest rates over 30% causing hard ships on middle class Americans, causing student loans rates to increase and yes for black Americans as well. Or that his health plan would also hurt his non-fan base low income Americans. He states people who don’t have health insurance don’t want it. Another perfect example of how he is not connected with working class Americans. I URGE ALL AMERICANS TO RETHINK THIS MOST IMPORTANT VOTE. We cannot allow Obama to get on-the-job training as a leader. I suggest since Oprah feels so strongly then let him run HARPO Productions. As for me I will continue to support the best candidate to help our failing country instead of selling out to main stream media who is just looking for a fight to get viewers and sell papers again at the great risk of our country.
PLEASE VOTE CLINTON THE ONE WHO IS MOST VIEWD AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF. Not obama the church preacher and race divider.
VOTE 4 CLINTON

Perry Hall, MD

#15 Feb 11, 2008
While an aide to Sen. Barack Obama, who spoke at a town-hall meeting in Los Angeles, tried to explain away the altered policy changes, analysts excused him, noting the passage of time and less-liberal competition.Barack Obama, senatorial candidate 04, is very different from presidential candidate of 08.Videotapes of debates and speeches obtained by Washington Times shows Obama took positions during his Senate campaign on nearly a half-dozen issues ranging from the Cuba embargo to health care for illegal aliens that conflict with statements during his run for the White House. For example, in MSNBC's Oct. 30 presidential debate, Mr. Obama hesitantly raised his hand and joined with most of his Democratic rivals to declare he opposed decriminalizing marijuana But as a U.S. Senate candidate, Mr. Obama told ILL college students January he supported eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana use or possession. When confronted with the statements on the video, Obama's campaign offered two explanations said the candidate had "always" supported decriminalizing marijuana, suggesting that his 2004 statement was correct. Then after The Times posted copies of the video on its Web site, www.washingtontimes.com , yesterday, his campaign reversed course and declared he does not support eliminating criminal penalties for marijuana possession and use.
What is Senator Obama going to say to republicans when asked why he favors granting drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants as Obama has admitted twice in debates? About Obama's present position that undocumented workers will not be covered in his healthcare proposal, yet when he was running for the Senate he said that children of undocumented workers should get the same healthcare benefits that citizens get? when they begin to ask him about negotiating in unstructured summits with the leaders of Iran, North Korea and Cuba without preconditions? What will Senator Obama say when Senator McCain asks him why he said in 2004 that he did not know how he would have voted on the Iraq war authorization and that his view of the Iraq war was not different from President Bush's? What will Senator Obama say when Senator McCain compares Obama's votes to fully fund the Iraq War in the Senate to Obama's rhetorical opposition to that war? What is Senator Obama going to say when Senator McCain questions Obama's claim to be "the most qualified person in America to conduct the foreign policy of the United States"? What is Senator Obama going to say when Senator McCain says that Obama is not one of the most qualified members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to lead this country in today's dangerous world but instead one of the most absent? Senator Obama has not conducted a single policy hearing as chairman of the subcommittee on European Affairs of the Foreign Relations Committee?
CLINTON 2008

Perry Hall, MD

#16 Feb 11, 2008
"I think very highly of Hillary. I admire her. I think she's one of the most disciplined people I know. She's one of the toughest. She's got an extraordinary intelligence, and she's somebody who's in this stuff for the right reasons. She's passionate about moving the country forward especially on issues like economy, health care and children.Barack Obama
"Madame President of the United States...its an extraordinary thought. We truly are in a momentous time, where a womans potential has no limitations," said Streisand. "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 health care 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 usand Hillary Clinton is ready to shatter through that glass ceiling for all women."
HILLARY CLINTON MAKES HISTORY FOR ALL WOMAN OF EVERY RACE. A TRUE EXAMPLE OF UNITING PEOPLE AND NOT DIVIDING THEM BY RACE.
MD woman 4 CLINTON

Perry Hall, MD

#17 Feb 11, 2008
LADIES LETS MAKE HISTORY FOR OUR GRANDMOTHERS, MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS!!!
Mrs. Ladybird Johnson Former First Lady, United States of America. Women can move beyond the struggle for equal status and for material goods to the challenges and opportunities of citizenship. I always hope that the very best of our people will go into politics and some of our best are women. So, I say: "Don't hold back. Don't be shy. Step forward in every way you can to plan boldly, to speak clearly, to offer the leadership which the world needs. To pluck out prejudice from our lives, to remove fear and hate where it exists, and to create a world unafraid to work out its destiny in peace. Eleanor Roosevelt has already made her own splendid and incomparable contribution to that foundation. Let us go and do likewise, within the measure of our faith and the limits of our ability. Let Eleanor Roosevelt teach us all to turn the arts of compassion into the victories of democracy. Eleanor Roosevelt taught us that sometimes silence is the greatest sin. VOTE CLINTON 2008

Since: Feb 08

Berwyn, PA

#18 Feb 11, 2008
I'm voting for hillary because i think she's the one to beat mccain. I just wanted you to know that. Lots of people think she can except people are jumping on this obama bandwagon with the kennedys. teddy couldn't get himself elected. Remember the cuban missile crisis. his brother was an inexperinced pres and almost got us blown up.
Vereker

Sarasota, FL

#21 Feb 11, 2008
MD woman 4 CLINTON wrote:
Let Eleanor Roosevelt teach us all to turn the arts of compassion into the victories of democracy.
How does that work, exactly? What are "the arts of compassion" and when have they led to a victory for democracy? Be specific, please...
Christine Craft

Roseville, CA

#23 Feb 11, 2008
Are you aware that Mrs. Obama is a lawyer for an Ilinois hospital group and that she was until recently on the board of a WalMart food provider?? YOu expect real healthcare reform from these people??

History will reveal whether American women seized their moment...or not..

Be careful what you wish for with the Messiah..He's full of great rhetoric..but we need HELP>>>not HOPE
Obamarama

Stanley, NM

#24 Feb 11, 2008
Look Maryland,

Hillary has stated that if elected,
she will propose to Bush Sr. to be sent
on a "peace" mission with her faithful husband abroad. What kind of experience is this, working with a man that has promoted an illegal war that she voted for? PS she used to work for Goldwater, an anti-civil rights politician. She is fake. Period. I would love for a woman to be president, just not her.

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