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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:46 PM
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Obama walks Picket in Chicago
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama took a couple laps on the picket line outside Chicago's Congress Plaza Hotel this afternoon, showing his solidarity with workers associated with a key union that has many members in the early voting state of Nevada.

The Illinois Democrat, in a white dress shirt with sleeves rolled up, received cheers from about 100 strikers after he jumped out of a black SUV with his Secret Service agents in front of the South Michigan Avenue property.

"I can only imagine how difficult it has been," he told the workers through a bullhorn, a translator then offering his words in Spanish. "You have been out here in the cold. You have been out here in the hot."

Last month marked the fourth anniversary of the strike at South Michigan Avenue property, where housekeepers, dishwashers, bartenders and other employees are engaged in one of the longest-running ongoing strikes in the nation.
http://weblogs.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/blog/20...
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Ethelk2044 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:15 PM
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1. He cares about the middle class.
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Kingstree Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:54 PM
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2. Obama has a genuine concern for the working class.
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:03 PM
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3. SOMEBODY has to care about the marginalization of organized labor!!
Way to go, Barack!!!!!!!!!!!
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:06 PM
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4. Obama's appeal is best described as
vast. It cuts across age groups, gender, race, economic strata, and even party affiliation.

Clark/Obama 2008
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:20 PM
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5. Very nice.
:toast: to the good man!
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