Obama to Appear at Cole Monday. VOTE Tuesday in the Potomac Primary.

A raucous crowd is expected to fill UMD’s 14,600 seat Cole Field House on Monday, February 11th (Doors open at 10:30 AM) when university students will get their first full glimpse of Barack Obama as he races through college towns trying to energize young supporters.

Having survived Super (Duper) Tuesday in a draw with Hillary Clinton, Obama has emerged as the candidate of young voters, black voters, liberal voters, men, the wealthy, and the well educated. Since delegates are distributed proportionally, his campaign is clearly trying to run up their delegate count in the contests leading up to March 4th (when Texas and Ohio are at stake). He has natural constituencies in all of those contests including Louisiana, Maryland/DC/Virginia (alternately called the Chesapeake, Beltway, and Potomac Primary), Washington State, and Wisconsin. Prince’s Georges County executive opted to fall in line with MD Governor Martin O’Malley late last week by endorsing Hillary Clinton in an obviously muted press conference. The effect on Prince George’s heavily African-American electorate, the most affluent in the country, remains to be seen.

> Read Rob Goodspeed’s Urban Planning analysis of the Democratic candidates – “Considering a Smart Growth President

> Good Meet the Press Interview with Tim Russert (w/ video)

> Iowa Victory Speech

5 thoughts on “Obama to Appear at Cole Monday. VOTE Tuesday in the Potomac Primary.”

  1. I didn’t like it when you first said “Obama has emerged as the candidate of young voters, black voters, liberal voters, men, the wealthy, and the well educated.”

    Now you are actually incorrect! Obama won men and women, blacks and whites and people from all income levels in his recent sweep of the Potomac primaries. In the general election he will have support from liberals, independents and even some conservatives who have lost trust in their government. Everyone wants to be a part of this historic campaign for change!

    OBAMA 08!

  2. can anyone tell me where i can find the details behind all of these great changes he is promising? on the surface it all sounds good but until i learn more about the details on just how he is going to make all of these great promises become reality, im inclined to believe its just a great orator reading all of the buzz words that his researchers and speech writers have strung together and that he has delivered in a very compelling fashion. we need to be careful – dont let a great speaker get you so smitten that you forget to look for the substance. please post a link –

  3. Yes he’s a good speaker and yes he admits the changes we hope for will be hard, but it is too easy to fall back on cynicism – the easy way out.

    The reason I’m voting for him is because, by building an incredibly broad coalition of support, he will be able to use the political will of millions of Americans to enact the specific changes he has laid out.

    For the substance of the issues, please click here:

    http://www.barackobama.com/issues/

  4. Although Senator Barack Obama is often portrayed as the candidate who only reaches out to ‘young voters, black voters, liberal voters, men, the wealthy, and the well educated,’ in contrast, I feel that perhaps we should also mention that he has gathered up millions of votes from middle age/senior citizens, blue collar white workers, conservatives voters, independent voters, women, middle class Americans and well as non college voters. His smooth talking abilities are good. I must admit. So good that one is justified for wondering if that is the only thing that this man has to offer America? Maybe if we take a look at his records as an Illinois senator and a U.S senator, we can track some of his achievements and perhaps understand why he is a qualified candidate for the oval office in the white house.

    Since elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996 from the 13th District, Obama gained bipartisan support for legislation reforming ethics and health care laws. As an Illinois senator, he has sponsored a law increasing tax credits for low-income workers, negotiated welfare reform, and promoted increased subsidies for childcare. He also led the passage of legislation mandating videotaping of homicide interrogations, and a law to monitor racial profiling by requiring police to record the race of drivers they detained. Obama was reelected to the Illinois Senate in 1998, and again in 2002. In January 2003, he became chairman of the Illinois Senate’s Health and Human Services.

    Elected as a U.S senator in 2004, Obama took an active role in the drive for improved border security and immigration reform. He has cosponsored the “Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act” and later added three amendments to the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act”, which passed the Senate in May 2006. In 2007, Obama worked to eliminate gifts of travel on corporate jets by lobbyists to members of Congress and require disclosure of bundled campaign contributions under the “Honest Leadership and Open Government Act,” which was signed into law in September 2007. He introduced S. 453, a bill to criminalize deceptive practices in federal elections, including fraudulent flyers and automated phone calls. Obama also introduced the “Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007,” a bill to cap troop levels in Iraq, begin phased redeployment, and remove all combat brigades from Iraq before April 2008.

    Obama held assignments on the Senate Committees for Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works as well as with Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He later became Chairman of the Senate’s subcommittee on European Affairs, and as a member, making official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as well as many other countries,
    The Senate historian has listed Obama as the fifth African American Senator in U.S. history, and the third to have been popularly elected. He is the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus. CQ Weekly, a nonpartisan publication, characterized him as a “loyal Democrat.” It is safe to say the Senator has done a great deal with his time in office. His presidential campaign I believe can be an example, a good example, of how what good leadership means. Doesn’t his tremendously organized campaign make you wonder how he would function as the president of the United States?

    “On the Issues.” Barack Obama.15 May 2008. .

  5. Although Senator Barack Obama is often portrayed as the candidate who only reaches out to ‘young voters, black voters, liberal voters, men, the wealthy, and the well educated,’ in contrast, I feel that perhaps we should also mention that he has gathered up millions of votes from middle age/senior citizens, blue collar white workers, conservatives voters, independent voters, women, middle class Americans and well as non college voters. His smooth talking abilities are good. I must admit. So good that one is justified for wondering if that is the only thing that this man has to offer America? Maybe if we take a look at his records as an Illinois senator and a U.S senator, we can track some of his achievements and perhaps understand why he is a qualified candidate for the oval office in the white house.

    Since elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996 from the 13th District, Obama gained bipartisan support for legislation reforming ethics and health care laws. As an Illinois senator, he has sponsored a law increasing tax credits for low-income workers, negotiated welfare reform, and promoted increased subsidies for childcare. He also led the passage of legislation mandating videotaping of homicide interrogations, and a law to monitor racial profiling by requiring police to record the race of drivers they detained. Obama was reelected to the Illinois Senate in 1998, and again in 2002. In January 2003, he became chairman of the Illinois Senate’s Health and Human Services.

    Elected as a U.S senator in 2004, Obama took an active role in the drive for improved border security and immigration reform. He has cosponsored the “Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act” and later added three amendments to the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act”, which passed the Senate in May 2006. In 2007, Obama worked to eliminate gifts of travel on corporate jets by lobbyists to members of Congress and require disclosure of bundled campaign contributions under the “Honest Leadership and Open Government Act,” which was signed into law in September 2007. He introduced S. 453, a bill to criminalize deceptive practices in federal elections, including fraudulent flyers and automated phone calls. Obama also introduced the “Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007,” a bill to cap troop levels in Iraq, begin phased redeployment, and remove all combat brigades from Iraq before April 2008.

    Obama held assignments on the Senate Committees for Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works as well as with Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. He later became Chairman of the Senate’s subcommittee on European Affairs, and as a member, making official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

    The Senate historian has listed Obama as the fifth African American Senator in U.S. history, and the third to have been popularly elected. He is the only Senate member of the Congressional Black Caucus. CQ Weekly, a nonpartisan publication, characterized him as a “loyal Democrat.” It is safe to say the Senator has done a great deal with his time in office. His presidential campaign I believe can be an example, a good example, of how what good leadership means. Doesn’t his tremendously organized campaign make you wonder how he would function as the president of the United States?

    “On the Issues.” Barack Obama.15 May 2008.

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