On July 30th, 2008 Barack Obama spoke at a town hall about economic security and his policy differences with John McCain.
Barack Obama: Town Hall in Springfield, Missouri
Here are some responses from the audience: Make your own judgement.
“This is one of the best speeches with specific solutions for America. It is too risky to NOT change.”
” This is the best speech. Everyone getting involved. You can feel the enthusiam “
“Welcome home 08AMA.
NOW……………Lets speak truth 2 lies.”
“And they say Obama is not specific! “
“The last hope for AMERICA! “
“This man understands what America is all about. It will be a sad day in America if he does not get elected. “
“Most americans know who to vote, those negative adds on Obama are nor intended for educated americans but to those who are not educated that dont know obama well. “
“It is too risky NOT to change.” Amen.
“America!!!! Let’s wake up!!
I don’t care for dems or reps, I’m voting for a person who will give us change!”
on June 28 2008,
Barack Obama met with his economic advisors in Washington DC to discuss the challenges that the US economy faces.
Barack Obama: Meeting with Economic Advisors
Low Road” TV Ad
Read Obama’s energy plan below:
Plan for a Clean Energy Future
“Well, I don’t believe that climate change is just an issue that’s convenient to bring up during a campaign. I believe it’s one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation. That’s why I’ve fought successfully in the Senate to increase our investment in renewable fuels. That’s why I reached across the aisle to come up with a plan to raise our fuel standards… And I didn’t just give a speech about it in front of some environmental audience in California. I went to Detroit, I stood in front of a group of automakers, and I told them that when I am president, there will be no more excuses — we will help them retool their factories, but they will have to make cars that use less oil.”
— Barack Obama, Speech in Des Moines, IA, October 14, 2007
McCain 71 knows nothing, Zero knowledge about women issues. All he knows is war.
McCain: Viagra or Birth Control
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Barack Obama drains 3-point jumper on first try in Kuwait
Pentagon presents The Obama middle east tour
Barack Obama meets with young Iraq war veterans
When Obama is communicating with the veterans, Mcsurge is busy preaching lies about Obama.
By:The capertBagger report
Pentagon prevents Obama from visiting troops in Germany
“I can appreciate the fact that Republicans aren’t quite sure how to criticize Barack Obama’s international travel over the last week. It has, after all, been an usually successful trip, which the McCain campaign practically goaded Obama into taking.
They’ve tried out a few angles, but the attacks have either been foolish, contradictory, or both. Republicans said Obama shouldn’t campaign outside the U.S., but McCain did it first. They said Obama shouldn’t describe himself as a “citizen of the world,” but Reagan used the same line. They said Obama shouldn’t be so popular with people yearning to love America again, but no one’s sure what that actually means.
So, left with literally nothing else, Republicans have turned to an old stand-by: they’re making stuff up.
Obama had planned to visit with injured U.S. troops in Germany before he left the country this week. He scheduled a visit, he wanted to visit, and he arranged for the visit three weeks ago. And suddenly, the meeting was called off, and Obama left the country without having seen the troops.
“A ha!” said the unhinged right. “Obama was blowing off the troops!”
This, not surprisingly, is ridiculous. NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell had a good report yesterday knocking this nonsense down.
This was not, in other words, the fault of Obama or his campaign. The Pentagon called the shots, and the Pentagon prevented the visit. Far from snubbing the troops, Obama and his team were reportedly furious about the interference.
Now, as it turns out, some of the confusion started when Obama adviser Robert Gibbs initially announced why the visit had been called off. “The senator decided out of respect for these servicemen and women that it would be inappropriate to make a stop to visit troops at a U.S. military facility as part of a trip funded by the campaign,” Gibbs said on Thursday.
Gibbs, in retrospect, seemed to be taking the high ground — he knew the Pentagon had interfered, but didn’t want to blame the Pentagon for the cancellation.
But his statement was seized upon by the McCain campaign and the far-right in general. The unhinged attacks notwithstanding, the reality remains the same. Gibbs set the record straight yesterday.
Senior strategist Robert Gibbs said the visit to the military hospital in Germany had been in the works for about three weeks, with Gration serving as the campaign’s contact with the Pentagon.
The Pentagon cleared the Obama plan to land at the base on either July 15 or 16, Gibbs said. The plane needed the clearance because of restrictions on landing nonmilitary aircraft there, he said.
But then on Wednesday, Gration told Obama aides that the Pentagon had informed him that the visit could be viewed as a campaign stop.
“They cited a regulation,” Gibbs said of their point of contact, described as legislative affairs in the office of the secretary.
“We believed that based on the information we received that any presence, even his own and only his own, would get into a back and forth on whether his own presence was a campaign event,” Gibbs said.
Obama decided on the flight Wednesday from Tel Aviv to Berlin not to visit the hospital.
Asked why he believed the Pentagon would clear the visit, then raised questions about it, Gibbs declined to speculate: “I don’t know what to make of it.”
Asked whether he thought the Pentagon set up the campaign for a political embarrassment, Gibbs said no.
Greg Sargent added:
[I]t turns out that the Pentagon did in fact tell Obama that in this case, it was not only “inappropriate,” but against DOD rules, for him to conduct the visit with campaign staff.
“We have longstanding Department of Defense policy in regards to political campaigns and elections,” Pentagon spokesperson Elizabeth Hibner told me. “We informed the Obama staff that he was more than welcome to visit as Senator Obama, with Senate staff. However, he could not conduct the visit with campaign staff.”
‘Another bogus McCain campaign attack to add to the list.”
McCain Ad – Blames Obama For Rising Gas Prices-
Americans are smarter than McCain thinks.
This is the most stupid accusation from McCain, it shows how dumb his campaign camp is? To put blame on Obama for the skyrocketing gas prices is a big joke. McSurge really is losing it. Only a stupid person would believe this. People knows who is behind this problem. What has Obama got to do with this. Obama does not own, or run any of the oil companies. McCain and his puppets are Mistaking the Bushes to Obama. McCain and his surrogate have lost their minds due to desperation.
Hello ! Blame on Cheney, Bush and his father who are in the oil company business.
McCain has become a follower not a leader, to the extent that his Camp are copying everything, including copying Obama’s website structure. Obama’s Ideas of networking through Internet, starting from planing events are now on McCain’s website. That makes Obama a leader, because he has not copied anything from McCain.
See , it is good to have fresh blood with new ideas. McSurge finally can learn how to use a computer.