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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:13 PM
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My pics from the Springfield, MO rally (dial up beware, LOTS of pics)
Edited on Sun Nov-02-08 01:53 PM by dadsblacksheep
We got there at 1 (doors opened at 6, Barack at 9). For those of you who've never waited in line at a rally, its pretty festive and we made lots of new friends, like this little guy, who was doing an Obama chant and dance. He was on TV and in the paper today. His shirt says "Barack Obama is my hero"



These folks were our version of Joe The Plumber



This kiddo's shirt touched me. He was SO excited. His shirt said "Redheads for Obama"




Look! A Rednecks wife! She was the sweetest thing ever



And I got my photo taken with the Rednecks! Oh my word these guys are funny. I love them. If you look closely, you can see Bill Clinton's signature in the bottom corner of the banner. EVERYONE wanted their photo taken with these guys



Finally, after a zillion hours, we finally got inside, with a few of our friends, lol





The next First Family



one more, sorry



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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:15 PM
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1. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:16 PM
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2. These are some terrific photos!
As I scrolled down, they all filled my screen so I got a complete look at them at a glance, too.

What a crowd! Looks like you had a really good time. :D
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:17 PM
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5. ooooh, do I need to resize? Can you see them without having to scroll sideways?
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:23 PM
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10. I didn't have to scroll at all - it was perfect for me!
And they're s crispy clear, too. You did a good job.
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:16 PM
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3. Wonderful pics.K & R!
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:16 PM
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4. How many were there? Awesome!! K&R!
:bounce:
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:18 PM
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6. Around 40,000. What you can't see is a the packed east side of the stadium.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:34 PM
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12. Wow!!
That's awesome. I am somewhat familiar with the area and find that to be incredibly inspiring! I was at an Obama rally in Milwaukee on Labor Day and know exactly what you mean by the "vibe" of the crowd. It was very cool and so amazing. Like nothing I've EVER experienced.
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JoMama49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:19 PM
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7. Great pics! Thanks for posting - what was the turnout? n/t
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:19 PM
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8. wonderful pics!
I love those Redneck pics.

Thanks!
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EmeraldCityGrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:21 PM
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9. Thank you! I really needed to see that this morning. Last minute jitters setting in.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:29 PM
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11. Awesome Pics!! The little boy doing the jig is so sweet!
The Rednecks for Obama pics are really cool. We are all in this together!
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lady raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:36 PM
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13. Great pics! Thanks for sharing- I wish we had gone!
I think that is Bill Clinton's signature on the banner, btw, but it's hard for me to tell for sure.
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:52 PM
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15. You're right, it is Bill's! I saw the "B" at the beginning and assumed it was Barack.
Edited on Sun Nov-02-08 01:53 PM by dadsblacksheep
Thanks for the heads up, I edited.
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 01:37 PM
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14. Oh, man....
I want one of those 'Yes We Can" Kansas City T-Shirts so bad.
Time for the google.
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flygal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 02:12 PM
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16. Don't be sorry - those are GREAT!!
I love these picture threads!!! I live overseas and don't get to take part :( Living vicariously through y'all! Thanks!!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 02:52 PM
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17. Look at that crowd! There is just no way
{legally} this man can lose! Unreal. Thanks so much for sharing-great pix!
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 02:56 PM
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18. Great Pics! Happy People! Thanks! n/t
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 03:53 PM
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19. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
I was so excited last night thinking about you guys in Springfield.

I know what you mean about those lines. I made a ton of new friends in line for our caucus here in Kansas in February. We stood in freezing rain together for 4 hours. And we email each other all the time, especially lately. LOL

Thanks for the pictures. They really are wonderful.

:hi: :patriot:
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 04:56 PM
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21. All we were missing was you! I stood in the tshirt line with a dem teacher from KS
She said she was a rare breed and I said "I know one! I know one!" You, of course :-)


One of the cool things one of the Obama organizer guy did at the beginning of the rally was to yell "Who's from Arkansas? Oklahoma? Kansas?" So they all got their props too, which was awesome.

It was just a really, really great night.
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 04:11 PM
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20. Wow! Look at that crowd!
Great pictures! Roger the Accountant (that's me) approves! :thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing! :hi:
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 05:00 PM
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22. looks like the Springfield I spent time in as a kid
I admit I'm from a redneck backwoods upbringing in Missouri and Kansas. I have always been a "Show Me" kind of guy with a more liberal bias. Now I am a longtime resident of Oregon (Willamette Valley stretching from Eugene to Portland) and proud of Missorians overcoming racism to support the candidate to help us out of this ravine.
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sundayparsons Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-02-08 05:45 PM
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23. Hey you have pic's of me...
Tried to post pics of the south stadium where you were...I was in VIP behind Obama. Besides meeting Michelle, the best moment of the night was when the girls came out with Barack..."just go, enjoy the moment, this is about you" It was fabulous listening to him talking to the girls when coming on to the catwalk taking stage...unforgettable...KC was great...but this, priceless.
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protect our future Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-03-08 09:47 AM
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24. Thanks so much for these beautiful pics! n/t
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