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Sat May 5, 2012, 06:26 PM

I just got home from President Obama's Campaign Rally in Richmond!

He said to tell you it's still about Hope and it's still about Change and it's about finishing what we've started.

It was all about continuing to go forward and how disastrous it would be to go back to the policies that got us where we found ourselves in 2008.

Michelle Obama was there to introduce him. No one should underestimate her. She's a powerhouse.

The President was amazing as a speaker (no teleprompter, by the way). He did a fantastic job of rallying an incredibly diverse crowd.

And you know what? He rallied us with content, with reason, and with a clear communication of his commitment to do his best for us.

Fired up!
Ready to go!

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Reply I just got home from President Obama's Campaign Rally in Richmond! (Original post)
swimboy May 2012 OP
Iliyah May 2012 #1
swimboy May 2012 #3
southernyankeebelle May 2012 #6
swimboy May 2012 #10
Historic NY May 2012 #23
Namvet67 May 2012 #31
SunSeeker May 2012 #2
swimboy May 2012 #4
elleng May 2012 #5
swimboy May 2012 #11
elleng May 2012 #14
usrname May 2012 #20
elleng May 2012 #21
babylonsister May 2012 #24
elleng May 2012 #29
SunSeeker May 2012 #8
GoCubsGo May 2012 #9
swimboy May 2012 #12
SunSeeker May 2012 #15
Ineeda May 2012 #27
spooky3 May 2012 #18
Skinner May 2012 #7
swimboy May 2012 #13
veganlush May 2012 #16
bigtree May 2012 #17
Tom Poll Master May 2012 #19
swimboy May 2012 #26
Tom Poll Master May 2012 #28
Beartracks May 2012 #22
bluedeminredstate May 2012 #25
elleng May 2012 #30
lsewpershad May 2012 #32
hawaii73 May 2012 #33
AnnieK401 May 2012 #34

Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:05 PM

1. Honestly, the President

is trying to get us out of the recession with total obstruction constantly in his face.

How was it, I bet you had a wonderful experience! Cheers!

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:22 PM

3. It was really exciting

and full of energized people of good will from a variety of walks of life. This was a truly accessible event. There was a lot of love in the room.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:43 PM

6. That is why we all must vote straight democratic. The republicans need to lose

 

badly to know how far they are now.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:15 PM

10. I want the Republicans to suffer such a setback in 2012

that they not only have to ask themselves what happened . . .

. . . they also have to answer themselves.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #6)

Sun May 6, 2012, 03:05 AM

23. They need to lose all the way back to the stone age.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #23)

Sun May 6, 2012, 02:37 PM

31. hahahaha....back to the stone age isn't far to go when they're living in 300 BC

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:22 PM

2. Forward, baby!

Glad you got to see him. I live in CA--still have not seen him.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #2)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:24 PM

4. Virginia's a battleground state this year.

Virginia had gone republican in every single presidential election since 1964 right up until 2008. We're very much in play so we will be seeing lots of ads and probably see a lot of both candidates.

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Response to swimboy (Reply #4)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:42 PM

5. Whaddya think about the prospects?

(I know its early, but . . . .)

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:21 PM

11. You know, I'm gonna say Obama is going to win Virginia again this time.

We were all pumped with positive energy, enthusiasm and vision.

I don't think Virginia republicans are gonna be able to access much of that.

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Response to swimboy (Reply #11)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:27 PM

14. Great to hear!

I guess cantor stays, but when's mcdonnell's term up? Any decent Dems thinking about governor race?

P.S., estimate how many in Richmond today?

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Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Sat May 5, 2012, 11:09 PM

20. Not clear that Cantor stays

 

There was another article saying that Cantor is hated by his constituents.

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Response to usrname (Reply #20)

Sun May 6, 2012, 12:08 AM

21. Best news EVER! THANKS for this!

Do you know WHY they hate him, as its not clear to me from the demographics of his district (unless they've just realized he's Jewish???)

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Response to elleng (Reply #21)

Sun May 6, 2012, 06:53 AM

24. For you, elleng...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002640569

Virginia Voters overwhelmingly reject Eric Cantor

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #24)

Sun May 6, 2012, 12:55 PM

29. Thanks, b'sis, but its THIS I'm concerned about.

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Response to swimboy (Reply #4)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:58 PM

8. Lucky you!

...expect that you have to live in a state so infested with knuckle-dragging Repukes.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:15 PM

9. Even luckier...

He lives in a knuckle-dragging, Repuke-infested state that still has thousands of people of goodwill. In my knuckle-dragging, Repuke-infested state, people of goodwill are few and far between.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:22 PM

12. I have some Democratic cousins in Spartanburg

but I hear ya, I hear ya.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:36 PM

15. As Alan Grayson would say, Courage!

And when you find that other person of goodwill in your state, buy them a beer for me!

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Sun May 6, 2012, 09:44 AM

27. I have a friend on Edisto

(a great and enthusiastic Dem) who thinks he's the only one of his kind there. So demoralizing.
But if anyone gets the smallest chance to go to a rally, I highly recommend it. I got to go to Tampa the last time around. It was terrific.

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Response to swimboy (Reply #4)

Sat May 5, 2012, 09:09 PM

18. We have already seen ads (showing on MSNBC in the evening) here in NoVA

The Dems. made a HUGE mistake in giving up early on Virginia in 2004 (in Pres/VP candidate time & $ spent in VA). We knew it was getting more and more purple then, in part because NoVA and the other urban areas continue to grow more rapidly than the redder parts of the state.

But it is all about turnout and PAC spending this year. The economy is not bad in VA compared to the rest of the US, so that will play less of a role, though it is obviously important, and for those hard hit, especially so. Just comparatively speaking, it gives Pres. Obama a better chance. Unfortunately, it also helps the state-wide GOP which took advantage of poor turnout and Dem. disorganization in 2010.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:43 PM

7. Awesome.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #7)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:25 PM

13. It WAS awesome.

And thanks for the rec!

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:36 PM

16. awesome!

thanks for posting some good news!

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 08:40 PM

17. right on, swimboy!

good for you!

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 11:05 PM

19. No pictures? Love seeing personal pictures of these events.

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Response to Tom Poll Master (Reply #19)

Sun May 6, 2012, 08:59 AM

26. Kadie has posted some great pictures

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Response to swimboy (Reply #26)

Sun May 6, 2012, 11:12 AM

28. Great Pictures. Thanks!

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 02:33 AM

22. He wanted youto tell ME?? Thanks!

We need more content, reason, and clear communication in public discourse.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 07:37 AM

25. McDonnell running for veep

Bob McDonnell is term limited to one term so he's running hard for veep. He's got commercials running here about how great Virginia is doing and how he got the state back to work, blah, blah blah. I've never seen anything like these commercials before since he's technically not running for anything.
So transparent...

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Response to bluedeminredstate (Reply #25)

Sun May 6, 2012, 12:57 PM

30. That'll get the rethugs far,

among 50% OF THE POPULATION!!! (Or are we females 51%???)

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 03:21 PM

32. Thank you

Wish I were there in person.. However I was with you all in spirit and watching on TV.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 04:30 PM

33. Great News

The righties can slam Pres. Obama all they want but the man can flat deliver a speech. I strongly believe if he had more people on his side in Congress our country would be in much better shape. It's an damned shame that the Rethugs have stonewalled him at every turn and many Americans blame him for all the current problems. Plus, he gets hammered at every turn by right-wing media with Fox leading the way. When you have those knuckleheads feeding their constant stream of bullshit and lies to people, they start to believe them all. I hear it all the time from people and also read it in my local paper in letters to the editor. I get so mad when I see these people put misinformation out there. I just hope people listen to what Pres Obama has to say and that all the effort the right has put into keeping minorities away from the polls don't cost him the election. I don't think people realize the consequences if Romney and his crew of former Bush staffers return to Washington.

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Response to swimboy (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 06:24 PM

34. That's great

Trying to do my part by helping out some with the Obama campaign here in FL.

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