Fort Wayne and Allen County Citizens For Barack Obama
including: AC4O - Allen County For Obama
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Are we Fired Up?! (Community Service)
I look forward to seeing each of you there!
Go to Indy to see Barack Wed. Oct.8
Join other Fort Wayne Obama supporters on a road trip to the State Fairgrounds. Sen. Obama will appear at a rally Wednesday at 12:15. Doors open at 10am and the lines will begin much sooner than that.
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AC4O Site (Allen County 4 Obama)
Barack Obama: A Photo History
Great web site to share Republicans For Obama
Reading this web site can be good - even helpful, but doing so will not make change happen.
WE REFUSE TO BE BYSTANDERS BECAUSE WE VOTED.
A few days ago : Yes We Can
Sarah Palin - NOT the new Dick Cheney
AC4O's last official meeting was Tuesday. 7:15 at the Dem HQ. (look left)
Unbelievable McCain Vs. Obama Dance-Off . . . . you may have seen it on TV.
A Great Obama Halloween Idea
Obama, Fukui, Japan - Loves Obama
The city of Obama noted the rise of American politician and the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and decided to use the common name to boost publicity for the town. It began when the U.S. Senator gave a 2006 interview with Japanese television network TBS where he noted that, when passing through customs in Narita Airport, an official looking at his visa noted that he was from Obama. The Obama City Hall heard about the interview and the then mayor, Toshio Murakami, sent Senator Obama a set of the city’s famous lacquer chopsticks, a DVD about the city and a letter wishing him the best. As Senator Obama's 2008 United States Democratic Presidential campaign began to grow, more local businesses began to organize primary parties and post "Go Obama!" posters, sell "I love Obama" T-shirts, and produce manj? with Senator Obama's face on them.
Senator Obama has since thanked the town for their gifts and support, saying "I look forward to a future marked by the continued friendship of our two great nations and a shared commitment to a better, freer world".
There are a number of Japanese with the surname Obama, meaning “small beach” in Japanese, though the American Senator is of Kenyan Luo heritage; it is not uncommon for Japanese and East African names to sound alike
Sunday morning, Oct. 19, on Meet The Press, Powell endorsed Obama for president.
Speaking with a clear and well thought out presentation, Colin Powell explained the reasons why he felt that Barack Obama was the better choice for president.
* * Watch the Meet The Press Interview when Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama - take notes. (7:09)
On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, come to a rally/picnic at McMillen Park, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - and if you haven't voted early yet they'll be offering free rides to the Election Board. Come one, come all!
Barack Obama on McCain's Tax Plan
What Kind of Train Represents The Candidate?
Watch Barack Obama Roast John McCain at the Al Smith Dinner - click here
Michelle Obama visited on Wednesday, Oct. 15
Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, was Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center. We were there and she was AWESOME ! ! No more to share, just get out there and spread the good word because Barack Obama "Gets it!."
Barack Obama - Hope or Hate? You Decide. (Let it Be by Dolores Keane)
A video from a great friend who says, "Almost as good as My American Prayer – stomach the first part – it’s hard, I know – but it’s beautiful after that." Watch the video
Senator Obama's Economic Rescue Plan for the Middle Class click here
The Obama-Biden Campaign For Change hosted an Economic Forum
The event began at about 3:30 at the RWDSU Union Hall at 3422 Robinwood Dr. (corner of Robinwood & Oxford) in Ft Wayne.
Union Prez Hits it out of the Park
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka offers up a moving defense of Obama against racial attacks. Watch his impassioned conviction in tackling an issue that many still try to avoid - racism:
Early Voting Information - You CAN Vote Early
In Indiana, Early Voting is called Absentee-In-Person voting. From Oct 6th- Nov 3rd, Allen County registered voters can Early Vote by going to the Allen County Clerk’s office in the City County Building in downtown Fort Wayne. You must bring an Indiana issued or federally issued photo ID with an expiration date.
Allen County City County Building
Early Voting dates and hours:
NOTE: If you are registered elsewhere, please call 1-877-446-6226 or visit in.barackobama.com for the nearest early vote location for your county.
The Republican Roots of the Subprime Crisis... Read This and arm yourself with a powerful response.
An Obama administration will do more than a McCain administration for the cause of life, by drastically reducing abortions through giving women and families the support and the tools they need to choose life. Barack Obama will strive to promote life with dignity for all from the beginning of life to the end - by making sure health care is affordable, combating poverty, providing good paying jobs, and ensuring security in life's final years. Read the details here - Lists of Obama goals and McCain's record.
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"This is being done by Michael Moore entirely as a gift to his fans. The only return any of us are hoping for is the largest turnout of young voters ever at the polls in November." - Michael Moore
In order to receive the free download on September 23rd, you must confirm that you are a resident of the United States or Canada and go to the Slacker Uprising web site (see a clip there).
Check out Fight Back Barack - but shut down the music. . . and go to the blog.
Who is Barack Obama?
Barack Obama's campaign put together a video of behind-the-scenes campaign footage to answer the question John McCain and Sarah Palin keep asking: "Who Is Barack Obama?"
Star/WTHR poll: It's close in Indiana
Democrats Launch a New 'Lie Counter' Site
If any evidence were needed of the new, aggressive response by Democrats to Republican charges, a new Web site from the national party should dispel any doubts.
The site, "Count the Lies," targets what the Democratic National Committee says are falsehoods coming from Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party. The total number keeps growing as independent groups and the media expose the number of unsubstantiated claims in his ads.
Seizing on those reports, the new Democratic Web site sports a "Lie Counter," which the DNC says will increase every time McCain or his surrogates offer what it regards as an untruth.
McCain aides have steadfastly stood by their ads and reject the criticism as biased and unfair. They say they are merely responding to months of harsh and unfair attacks from Sen. Barack Obama.
Even Karl Rove cast doubt about some of McCain's ads on "Fox News Sunday" that McCain has "similarly gone one step too far, and sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the 100 percent truth test.''
Go to Count The Lies
http://countthelies.com/ - another site
Obama raised $66 million in August
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama raised $66 million in August, a record for a presidential candidate that illustrated his continuing appeal to donors and his robust outreach to new contributors.
The campaign said it raised the money with the help of more than a half million, first-time donors. By comparison, Republican presidential nominee John McCain raised $47 million in August, a personal best for his campaign as well. The monthly figures for both candidates were especially noteworthy because August is typically a slow month for fundraising.
Obama's totals, however, also underscore the challenge he faces in the remaining two months of the campaign. McCain, for now, has a significant advantage because he has accepted $84 million in taxpayer funds under a public financing system that Obama chose to bypass in favor of raising more money.
John McCain says that he’ll take on the special interests and lobbyists, but McCain can’t fix a problem he’s been part of for three decades. The 500,000 new donors to the Obama campaign demonstrate just how strongly the American people are looking to kick the special interests out and change Washington. We are proud of the millions of volunteers and more than 2.5 million donors to the Obama campaign who are contributing to help us deliver the change we need instead of letting John McCain just continue the same failed Bush policies while middle class Americans struggle.
SNL: Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton (Tina Fey & Amy Poehler)
Let's look at the educational background of our two options:
Now, which team are you going to "hire" ?
Obama Campaign Held Veterans Forum
Tuesday, Sept. 6, Barack Obama’s Veterans Affairs adviser 1st Lt. Bill Dooling (Ret.) led a discussion at the American Legion Post 82, Harris Road at Goshen in Fort Wayne. He spoke on Barack Obama’s plan to build a 21st century Veterans Administration.
The forum covered Barack Obama's plan to fully fund and keep our VA medical facilities, expanding the number of veterans centers, and ensuring veterans have every opportunity to succeed following their service to our country. Attendees found out what Sen. Obama will do to make sure that the sacrifice America's veterans have made is being honored: by providing full, mandatory funding for the Veterans Administration; by allowing all veterans back into the VA; and by expanding care and access to Veterans health care.
In contrast to Senator John McCain's history of supporting vets on the cheap, Obama will do what it takes to care for those who have served our country. He suggested we study the record of both candidates to see that Obama has done more for our veterans. In his many years in political activities, Dooling says that Barack Obama is the candidate with the best integrity, passion and judgment he has ever know.
1st Lt. Bill Dooling (Ret.) is a union organizer, retired teacher of 30 years, and Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army Security Agency. Since 2004, he has served on the Democratic National Committee's Veterans and Military Families Council.
Anyone with questions or concerns about veterans affairs should contact Brian Gorman at the Fort Wayne Obama Regional office at 904 Calhoun Street, Ft. Wayne, IN - phone: 426 - 5455
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Obama-Biden Dine in Hamilton, Indiana
Barack Obama and Joe Biden made a stop for dinner this evening at the Pier 32 restaurant on Indiana 1 on Hamilton Lake. According to the Journal Gazette, Obama bounded off of his campaign bus at 5:45 p.m., shouting to his running mate, "Biden! Let's get something to eat!" His call was met with applause from boaters in bikinis and sunglasses gathered in the parking lot, on the docks, in the landscaping and along the road - robert
Great web site for election information to check out from the League of Women Voters: Vote114.org
Walk a Day in My Shoes - Obama
Courtesy of the Service Employees International Union:
OK - now we know it is Joe Biden and that is AWESOME ! ! !
Barack Obama has introduced veteran Senator Joe Biden as his running mate at a rally in Springfield, Illinois.
Sen. Obama hailed Biden as a "man with a distinguished record and a fundamental decency".
Barack Obama confirmed his choice of running mate overnight on his website and with a text message after the news began to leak to the media. (yea, I got mine Saturday morning.)
Some in the Democratic campaign may be hoping Sen. Biden's presence will reassure voters who are concerned about Sen. Obama's relative inexperience, particularly in the international arena. As for me, I had no problem with Obama's intellect and ability to evaluate and learn from the best., Obama outlined Biden's accomplishments in the Senate, his blue collar roots and - above all - his experience on foreign policy. "He's an expert on foreign policy whose heart and values are rooted firmly in the middle class," Obama said.
He also emphasised Biden's drive for change, despite his 30 years spent in the Capitol. "For decades, he has brought change to Washington, but Washington hasn't changed him," Obama said. He recounted the personal tragedy that struck Mr Biden more than 30 years ago, within days of his election to the Senate, when his first wife and their daughter were killed in a car accident.
After being introduced, a shirt-sleeved Sen. Biden ran on to the stage and was embraced by Sen. Obama to cheers from the crowd. In his speech, Biden referred to his own short-lived bid for the White House against Obama for the 2008 nomination, before dropping out in January:
"You learn about a man when you debate with him, you see how he thinks. Barack Obama has the vision and courage to make this a better place. He is a clear-eyed pragmatist who will get the job done."
Sen. Biden, a 65-year-old veteran lawmaker, is highly respected on foreign policy and is a six-term senator who serves on the powerful Foreign Affairs Select Committee. He brings a breadth of knowledge and experience unmatched amongst the crop of finalists Obama was considering. He has represented the state of Delaware in the US Senate since 1972 and appeals to working-class Americans and was born in Pennsylvania, a key swing state in this election.
Hillary Clinton issued a statement calling Sen. Biden "an exceptionally strong, experienced leader and devoted public servant".
John McCain has reportedly not yet settled on a running mate - and that might just mean that no one wants to run with him..
largly from the BBC - but Roger has added comments.
The CSpan Political page - lots to see and hear. (check out the map.)
- - FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS VOTE FOR MCSAME (did I get that right?)
The similarities between John Edwards' infidelity and John McCain's make us wonder. After denouncing John Edwards as unworthy of public office for having cheated on his ill wife, none of the conservatives have come up with a decent explanation of why McCain's divorce was any less despicable.
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Barack Obama in Chester, VA
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The United Auto Workers union has given its expected endorsement to Democrat Barack Obama, while criticizing Republican John McCain as an heir to President Bush's policies.
UAW President Ron Gettelfinger says McCain "is content to rely on the failed policies of President Bush," which Gettelfinger says cost millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Michigan Democrats picked Gettelfinger in June as an Obama delegate to the party's national convention, which begins next Monday in Denver. Gettelfinger issued a statement Monday saying Obama "is taking action to support American workers and American companies." Gettelfinger cites Obama's promise of $4 billion in low-cost financing for automakers to retool to make more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Unfit for Publication
One of the most vile smear peddlers of the 2004 election has found a new target.
Jerome Corsi just published a new book full of rehashed distortions and the same old lies about Barack Obama, and the right-wing noise machine is in full gear promoting it.
In 2004, Corsi helped launch the Swift Boat smear campaign with a book of distortions and lies he wrote about John Kerry.
It’s up to you to spread the truth, so here it is. Obama posted some of the facts about Corsi and his desperate fabrications in this 40 page PDF book. A little research disproves even Corsi's most basic claims.
Download the book in PDF - it is well worth the read . . and you can help fight the smears.
Fight the SMEARS about Barack Obama by clicking here
"Punch" - What John McCain Doesn't want You to Know in Ohio
The Obama campaign promised late last week that they would keep attacking John McCain and his campaign manager for their ties to a company merger that could lead to thousands of job losses in Ohio. And today they followed through on that threat.
Their new ad, titled "Punch," focuses on the testimonies of Ohio DHL workers who could lose their jobs should the company send their shipping practice to UPS:
The following McCain ad is totally wrong - but many people will believe it. The taxes Barack Obama is talking about are not for the lower and middle classes - they are for the super wealthy, The same people who have supported President Bush. The ad is meant to scare people who have not learned how to read Bush and McCain propaganda.
Many people watching TV advertisements are likely to believe anything. Let us help clear their minds because it is NOT true.
August 06, 2008 Barack Obama in Elkhart, IN Town Hall Meeting
Barack likes to tell a story about the two of us standing backstage before his speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention.
The way he tells it, he was too busy in the days before the convention to feel any pressure - - but about an hour before the speech, I could tell he was getting a little nervous.
To break the tension, right before he went out on stage I leaned in close and said, "Just don't screw it up, buddy."
We laughed. And then Barack brought the house down.
This year, the house is going to be a lot bigger. More than 75,000 people will be in Denver to be part of this important moment.
- - - Michelle Obama
Ecomomic Discussion in Fort Wayne by the Obama Campaign - Tuesday, July 29
Tuesday, July 29 - The commons Area of North Side High School was the location where five people representing the presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama spoke on his economic policies. The first speaker was Kathy Davis, Indiana Lieutenant Governor under Joe Kernan. She spoke of the importance to Indiana of electing Barack Obama and introduced Gene Sperling, a top Obama economic advisor, who was called by President Clinton "the MVP" of his economic team.
Gene B. Sperling is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He served in the Clinton administration as the President's National Economic Adviser and Director of the National Economic Council. He was the third person to hold the role of chief economic adviser in the White House. More about Mr. Sperling
Sperling was a leading economist with with the Clinton administration during one of the greatest periods of economic growth. He and the others advising Senator Obama have come up with even more and better ways to build our economy under the new set of economic problems that are facing our country.
Barack Obama has laid out a detailed plan that offers both short-term relief and long-term solutions to help working families, including a $50 billion stimulus, of which $1 billion would come to Indiana, to stimulate the economy and help families dealing with rising gas and energy prices. Under his plan, every working family would also receive a $1,000 Making Work pay tax cut ($500 for individuals), and additional tax cuts to help families afford health care, mortgages, college and save for retirement.
The other panelists, including former Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard, Councilwoman Karen Goldner and former state Department of Labor Commissioner Nancy Guyott told why they though Barack Obama had the best plans for the interests of Indiana citizens. They also answered questions from the audience with responses that demonstrated that Obama will do his best to help all Hoosiers and all Americans.
This was the second such meeting I have attended and they both were significant in demonstrating that Barack Obama listens, gets good advice, is well grounded in his understanding and has a positive plan of action to turn the economy around to face our future needs.
Obama's Campaign for Change has developed a strategy -- a very aggressive strategy -- that will only work if our millions of supporters continue to contribute their time and their money. That strategy will work, and it has to. The stakes are too high and the need for change too great. But victory is only possible with your continued help and it can't be done without you.
We have seen and met Barack Obama in person and know that he has the
It is most unusual, that at any time in any history, a special individual can step
Barack Obama is that person.
Troops Cheer Obama during Iraq visit
During his visit to Iraq, our boys and girls in uniform greeted Barack Obama with a standing ovation:
Obama greeted by our troops in Iraq
A visitor to Iraq might simply ask, "Send the soldier you most trust to come talk to me."
Great New Stuff: Barack is the "new black" By Average White Male Obamican
I thought long and hard about writing this post. I knew that the unthinking amongst us -- both white and black -- would call me all kinds of nasty names: racist, bigot, Republican. I decided ultimately I don't care because the era of race baiting ends on January 20, 2009.
A strong, intelligent, inspirational African-American man will take the oath of office and ascend to the rank of "Leader of the Free World."
I'm voting for Obama, not because of his skin color and certainly not because I agree with most of his positions. No, I'm voting for him because I believe he's an inspirational figure who transcends politics like a Kennedy, or yes, a Reagan. A man who through sheer intelligence and leadership will propel this country to a better day. - - READ IT ALL
Join a Hoosier Team
Senator Evan Bayh recorded this special video to share with you why he thinks it's so important that you join a Campaign for Change Hoosier team today. Watch Senator Bayh's video and learn about the Hoosier teams:
Are we Fired Up?! (Community Service)
The meeting for TUESDAY, July 22, HAS BEEN MOVED to LA MARGARITA on South Calhoun.
I look forward to seeing each of you there!
Watch Barack Obama's new foreign policy TV ad: (time: short)
Watch and Listen as Obama delivers an address on Iraq Policy. July 15, 2008.(time 36:25)
Ft. Wayne Regional Office Grand Opening Celebration
The Obama Campaign is officially back in Fort Wayne. Come join the Fort Wayne field staff as they launch the campaign towards the general election. This is a great opportunity to see the new offices, meet other supporters and volunteers. There will be speeches from special surrogates and afterwards they will help community members get registered to vote.
In the Hoosier State we have built a diverse grassroots movement. Democrats, Independents, and even Republicans have worked side-by-side to change our politics from the bottom up. Together, you've shown a commitment to turning Indiana "blue" for the first time in 44 years.
Now, it's time to build on that momentum as we prepare for November and bring even more people into our political process. And we need you to join us.
This weekend, Hoosiers will be joining us for Campaign for Change Office Opening Kickoff celebrations across the state. At the celebrations, you'll get to meet fellow supporters, talk with campaign staff, and learn how to get involved in your community right away.
We have a great opportunity to succeed in Indiana, so we're rapidly gearing up for the months ahead, but we must do this together. Look to the left to get involved and go here to see what else you can do.
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On July 1, Barack Speaks About Faith In Zanesville, Ohio
Senator Obama was in nearby Zanesville, Ohio, to talk about the future of Faith Based Outreach programs at the East Side Community Ministry. Here's a little bit about what Barack said... You know, faith based groups like East Side Community Ministry carry a particular meaning for me. Because in a way, they're what led me into public service. It was a Catholic group called The Campaign for Human Development that helped fund the work I did many years ago in Chicago …continue reading
FAQ: The Obama Energy Plan from earth2tech
Clinton and Obama rally together in Unity, New Hampshire
On Friday, June 27, Hillary Clinton joined Barack Obama at a rally - their first public event since she pulled out of the race to be the Democratic presidential candidate in an opportunity for party supporters to come together aft
I hope you always have an answer other than "nothing".
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