#1 Million Expected at Obama Rally in Chicago11-04-2008, 07:56 PM
Up to 1 million people are expected at Chicago's Grant Park tonight to hold a rally for Barack Obama that supporters hope will become a historic victory
CHICAGO -- Hundreds of people have begun lining up outside Chicago's Grant Park for tonight's rally for Barack Obama.
City officials said as many as 1 million people are expected at Grant Park to hold a rally for the Democratic presidential candidate that supporters hope will become a historic victory celebration.
"He comes across to me as being the people's president," Illinois' Secretary of State Jesse White said. "The one who has love in his heart for everyone. He's a breath of fresh air. This country needs him and this world needs him."
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley told reporters that the evening will be emotional.
Security at the event is expected to extremely tight, with bulletproof windows on both sides of the podium where Obama will deliver his remarks. Secret Service agents, along with Chicago police, will monitor the crowd.
http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/11...rally-chicago/At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
11-04-2008, 08:00 PM
Major riot, huh?-
In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.
Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
11-04-2008, 08:10 PM
Nothing will be able to control this crowd.At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
11-04-2008, 08:26 PMOriginally Posted by Jesse White
Oh pleeez, get off your knees, clean yourself up and light Hussein's cigarette for him.
11-04-2008, 08:26 PMHere in Chicago, a group of us just got back from doing visibility for McCain here in Boystown on a break from monitoring the polling stations in our neighborhoods. So far, we have not seen any instances of Obama followers intimidating voters or committing any sort of fraud — but are keeping our eyes open. We are all veterans of the Iowa, Texas, and other caucuses, so we know how bad Obama’s followers can be.
You can tell the Obama supporters on the street, though. They look really worried. Word’s spreading fast here that Obama’s going to lose — the big Reifenstahl-styled rally Obama planned for Grant Park has been downgraded, according to police we know. Instead of one million people coming out to hear his concession speech tonight, the city is now expecting only “tens of thousands”. The world’s biggest celebrity doesn’t seem to be drawing the crowd he hoped.
More later when we get the chance — back to our stations — another four hours or so until polls close here.
If turnout and excitement for Obama are as dismal in the rest of the city as they are in Boystown, this could be a VERY bad night for Dear Leader.
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The pictures I am seeing of this event are amazing. I don't remember ever having seen anything like this.
It really is impressive.Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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Barack Obama election night rally to cost Chicago $2 million
Posted By: Nile Gardiner at Oct 23, 2008 at 21:59:49 [General]
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Tags:Barack Obama , Chicago Sun Times , election , Grant Park , rally
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the massive Obama election night rally, to be held in Chicago's Grant Park, will cost the city a whopping $2 million.
The campaign has promised to reimburse the public purse, but what sort of message does this kind of lavish extravagance send at a time when millions of Americans face losing their jobs and even homes in the global financial crisis?
Good question! Spends millions on a rally, millions on a half hour infomercial, and millions on other wasteful things. Signs of his pResidency?
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