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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 12:14 PM
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Obama is coming to Michigan this Wednesday!
Edited on Mon May-12-08 12:16 PM by SharonRB
:woohoo: w00t! w00t!

Barack Obama will be in Grand Rapids for a rally Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Van Arandel Arena. Go to MLive.com for forthcoming details. No word yet on how to obtain tickets.

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/05/barack_obam...

We really DO matter! Let the games begin...
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 12:33 PM
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1. UPDATE
I just learned he will also be doing a town hall on the same day in Macomb County. No details yet. I will post as soon as I hear something.
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tokenlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 01:05 PM
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2. Thanks Sharon!! I might have to go to Grand Rapids!!!
WOO HOO!!!!Maybe it's good to be unemployed...for at least one day...
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 01:27 PM
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3. Wish I had that flexibility...
if just for a day!

:hi:

Maybe I can make it to Macomb somehow.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 01:40 PM
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4. I would like to know about the Macomb appearance.
GR is to far away for me.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 01:53 PM
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5. I'll post something when I have more info
Nothing available yet.
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Basement Beat Donating Member (303 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 04:06 PM
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6. Wooohooo!
GR is a bit too far for me as well. But as soon as those Macomb county details are available...i'm there!
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tokenlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-12-08 05:07 PM
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7. Grand Rapids details........no tickets needed...
Edited on Mon May-12-08 05:09 PM by tokenlib
Join Barack Obama at a rally in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, May 14th.

Rally with Barack Obama
Van Andel Arena
130 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.
Program Begins: 7:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For security reasons, do not bring bags and limit personal items. No signs, umbrellas, or banners are permitted.

You can RSVP on the Obama website...I wonder if 3PM will be early enough...LOL!!!
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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 04:46 AM
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8. Macomb an invite only event?
Edited on Tue May-13-08 04:48 AM by livvy
Sen. Barack Obama returns to Michigan on Wednesday for the first time in 10 months, his campaign increasingly looking like that of a Democratic nominee unwilling to let his Republican rival hustle freely for votes this fall in battleground states.


The Illinois senator's visit -- his schedule has him headed to a by-invitation town hall meeting at a yet unannounced location in Macomb County before shuttling across the state to Grand Rapids -- comes a week after Arizona Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, campaigned in Oakland County.

article here...

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2008051...


edited to add:

Obama, who has been criticized here for his tough talk on the domestic auto industry and for removing his name from the January primary ballot, will make appearances in Macomb County and Grand Rapids, part of a two-week itinerary that reflects the Illinois senator's increasing focus on the general election. While West Virginia voters hold their primary today, Obama will be in Missouri, another fall swing state.

In Macomb County, the campaign appears to be addressing one of its most pressing weaknesses head-on.

Macomb is widely seen as home to "Reagan Democrats," working-class whites who abandoned the Democratic Party in the 1980s. Hillary Clinton, who remains in the primary race despite delegate counts that make her chances slim, has consistently won those voters this year.

"I think the campaign acknowledges that in order to win Michigan and win the White House, he needs to be able to win over the more conservative Democrats outside of the urban beltway," said state Sen. Tupac Hunter, an Obama supporter.

Former Rep. David Bonior, a Macomb County Democrat who endorsed Obama last week, said he was working Monday to help the campaign schedule a town-hall event in the county.



http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080513/...
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 11:24 AM
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9. I had a feeling that one would be invite-only
Damn! I really don't want to spend 5 hours in the car going to GR. I have a feeling I'm going to be sitting this visit out.
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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-13-08 06:40 PM
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10. I can wait, too.
We'll have chances to see him once the nomination is determined.
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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-19-08 11:11 AM
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11. Bring the children and the dogs in from the street.
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