President Obama says the country has come too far in the last four years to change course now. He kicked off his re-election campaign Saturday with a pair of high-profile rallies in two pivotal states, Ohio and Virginia.
Obama acknowledged the economic recovery still has a long way to go. Yet he argued his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, would move the country backward, not forward.
Unsatisfied With Unemployment
The president's first official re-election rallies had some of the trappings of his 2008 campaign: huge crowds, stirring music, even the old standby chant of "Fired Up, Ready to Go."
Obama said this campaign is still about hope and change, though he acknowledged many hopes were dashed by the severe recession that cost 3 million jobs in the six months before he took office.
Worlds opinion of U.S. has improved sharply under Obama. G-20 Summit produced a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis. Refused to give Israel a green light to strike Iran, augmenting Mid-East stability. Nuclear arms agreement with Russia. Introduced Oil Spill Recovery Bill to remove oil company liability cap Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, cutting ties between industry and government. Established the Biofuels Working Group to develop a comprehensive approach to alternative fuels. Worked toward deploying a global climate change research and monitoring system. March jobs data showed biggest growth in three years Jobless rates dropped in 34 states and DC Enacted largest reform of student aid in 40 years. Start-Up activity now higher than it was during the dotcom boom. Expanded loan programs for small businesses.
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; Instituted equal pay for women. Presidential Memorandum extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. Dodd-Frank (DF) Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the biggest financial reform law since the Great Depression. Cut salaries for 65 bailout executives Deported higher numbers of Illegal Immigrants. Restored funding to the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date. Removed restrictions and provided support for embryonic stem-cell research and new biomedical research. Used the private sector to improve spaceflight Cracked down on tax cheats Imposed limits on lobbyists access to the White House Began restructuring the military to reflect present day threats and technology.
1) the pic chunkster posted is not related / not on the link story page. so that is a lie!
2) real link says this: The president's first official re-election rallies had some of the trappings of his 2008 campaign: huge crowds, stirring music, even the old standby chant of "Fired Up, Ready to Go." one more LIE from chunkster!
somone please queue up the thompson twins LIES LIES LIES tune.
The picture to me shows that the stadium is half full.
You are talking about a STADIUM that holds 19,000 people so if it was filled halfway, there are still 9,500 people there.
I understand Obama was more exciting in 2007. He was new and people were excited. I still love my iPhone 4S but you better believe you couldn't shut me up about it back in October when it first came out.
His 9.5k in attendance is better than this one from brand new and full of excitement Mitt Romney. I mean, even KU can't talk enough about how they are pumped and excited about Mitt as their GOP choice. *cough cough*
you are all missing the point. chunkster said in her thread title: Obama kicks off campaign - don't look at my record, look at my promises (said to half empty event) and posted that pic above. HOWEVER THAT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL, HE IS STILL PACKING THEM IN AS HE DID IN 2008. AND THE PIC SHE POSTED IS NOT FROM THE ARTICLE SHE POSTED. so she first lied and then posted an unrelated pic to back up said lie!!!!!!! she is as bad as faux news! LOLOLOLOLOLOL chunkster is nothing more than a TROLL! that is her normal m.o. and you can catch her every time almost that she posts if you bother to look at the article it never matches her description. LOLOLOLOLOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
There you all go again, singling out chunky when she has done nothing wrong in this post.
SleightOfHand --- that's all Voiceof______ has. She follows Perfection around, sniffing sniffing sniffing like a little puppy dog, trying to stir up trouble. It's been like that since I joined this place several years ago --- it's almost like Voiceof_____ is begging for Perfection's attention & hates being ignored. Kinda pathetic if you ask me.
And, it's pretty much the same for each of the posters who follow Perfection around --- begging for her attention and she just keeps on ignoring them. Maybe we could call it "The Liberal Way".
Proof the Right Used Pre-Rally Picture To Claim Obama Arena Was Empty
The arena holds 20,000 for concerts. This event had a "concert" setup. Even more so, they were seating people in what would be considered "backstage" seating. So the capacity was even larger. It's all so obviously that he DIDN'T sell out the place. A far cry from the crowds he pulled in 2008.
Also, notice how the person shooting the video on that page purposely doesn't shoot ANY video of the upper level in front of where Obama is. Was she afraid of showing all of the EMPTY seats?
RICHMOND, Va. (CBSDC/AP) A woman dressed in a black burka was removed during President Obamas inaugural re-election campaign stop at Virginia Commonwealth University Saturday.
According to a White House pool report, photographers observed the woman being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other security officials. The woman appeared to be wearing dark clothing and U.S. military pins and was carrying a book. She cooperated with police, according to the report.
CBSDC obtained video of the incident from VCU journalism instructor Vivian Medina-Messner. In the video, you can hear the woman shouting while being escorted out of the building by police.
yawn. I saw that graph here the other day. Even Bush supporters know that electoral votes are what elects the President. Post a graphic of the electoral votes. Rasmussen probably has one.
How telling... You notice only the flash and don't pay attention to the substance. The graph from the other day had Obama ahead by a few points. This graph from Monday has Obama behind by a few points.