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Obama supporters plan rally today

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A group of area residents and students have thrown their political support behind candidate Barack Obama in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The group will gather at 8:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Fluttering Duck in the Walden Inn to watch Obama and Hillary Clinton debate in Cleveland, Ohio.

The debate begins at 9 p.m. They are organizing DePauw University students to go to Ohio this coming weekend to canvas and plan to make phone calls to voters in Ohio and Texas on the March 4 primary day. They will then turn their focus to the May 6 Indiana primary and voter registration.

"This is the first time in decades that voters in Indiana will have a say in who our presidential candidates are going to be. So we are very excited," says Obama supporter Kelsey Kauffman.

Anyone wanting to get involved can contact Kauffman at 653-6225, or David Dietz, one of the student organizers, at daviddietz_2011@depauw.edu

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Why is this news?

-- Posted by NeverChanges on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 6:13 AM

"....whenever people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far gone as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right." Thomas Jefferson

This is news I can use.

The latest quilting bee doesn't help me to make informed decisions about one of the most important elections in my lifetime.

Hopefully the Banner will do a local follow up.

-- Posted by paying attention on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 6:47 AM

Still waiting for one supporter (follower) to state one thing he has done that makes him qualified, and saying the word "change" hundreds of times does not count.

-- Posted by clearwat on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 7:21 AM

Obama is a socialist, so is Clinton. With either of them, we get poverty and no freedom. McCain, along with them are in deep with the North American Union plans with Mexico and Canada. Voting for any of these 3 will further the corruption in our government.

A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for the principles of our great Constitution and Bill of Right's which is what America was founded on.

Too bad our public school's aren't teaching those principles any more. They have become a "tool" for the socilist propaganda.

-- Posted by WONDER on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 2:34 PM

Who cares. He and Hillary are both idiots. Why is this news? Will there be a story for Hillary or McCain support functions? I doubt it with the banner...

-- Posted by GRNT on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 2:42 PM

Those of you who are thinking about supporting Barack Hussein Obama do some research into his background, upbringing, and schooling. Who is Barack Obama? His political handlers have taken great care to hide who he really is and conceal the fact he is a Muslim. He attended the Wahabi school in Jakarta where radical teachings about Jihad are now taught. The Muslims have said they plan to destroy the USA from the inside; your vote will help them achieve this goal.

-- Posted by Huck08 on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 5:23 PM

it's hard to imagine that some many people can be fooled by this........ah........person?

-- Posted by gottokno on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 11:14 PM

I agree with NeverChanges - why is this news?

Scary thought #1 - Barack has no experience.

Scary thought #2 - Hillary has years of experience running the country while Slick Willie was playing with the intern.

Scary thought #3 - They both skirt the issues of truth. I believe it's called lying.

Ron Paul is the best man for the job but doesn't have a chance.

The older you get, the scarier it is to go vote.

-- Posted by cloverlady on Wed, Feb 27, 2008, at 8:17 AM

Barack Obamais a Muslim , Read up on what Muslims are about. In their Bible it states kill the infinals. Last time I checked if you're not a muslim , you 're a infinal. before you comment on spelling I went to South Putnam.

-- Posted by victory on Wed, Feb 27, 2008, at 2:54 PM

Better go to Walmart and stock up on towels and robes, that's gonna be the new attire of the U.S. citizen if he is elected.

Wonder is right, Ron Paul is the man for the job with Huckabee second but neither one have a snowballs chance. Too bad as usual, we end up having to vote for the lessor of two evils. That's not the way it is supposed to be.

-- Posted by duallydriver on Wed, Feb 27, 2008, at 4:12 PM

check out the church at www.tucc.org

This is real scary.

-- Posted by mad-mom on Wed, Feb 27, 2008, at 4:49 PM


i went to this web site. nothing scary there.

unless it's black people you're afraid of??

-- Posted by paying attention on Wed, Feb 27, 2008, at 5:18 PM

Sorry I did not finish my blog from Feb. 27.

I am not afraid of black people "paying attention", just run short on time finishing things. I thought leaving just the web sight I could get others thoughts on the church and maybe something I missed when I look the sight over. I will tell you from the start I do not have a problem helping other counrties.

What I seen was the start page has a picture of Africa on it. Not Jesus, hands praying, or something religious, but a country that he does not live in but did grow up and go to school there.

Go to "about us" 2nd sentence..."We are an African people, and remain "true to our native land," the mother continent, the cradle of civilization."The the 10-point vision is a good goal to follow but #4 I have issues..."A congregation with a non-negotiable commitment to Africa".

Non of the other 9 points have any kind of commitment to America.

The go to "mission" 3rd paragragh...."The fortunate who are among us combine forces with the less fortunate agents of change for God who is not pleased with America's economic mal-distribution!"

These were a few things that got thinking this man is wanting to be Commander and Chief of The Untied States of America but this web sight is telling me he is committed to Africa.

It also explains the comment his wife made on "finely being proud of her country." According to their mission God and the Congregation of this church are unhappy with this country.

They talk about "change" just like Obama has it as his campaign slogan.

This is my opinion and would like feedback on others feelings. I still am open to who to vote for. After reading on this church I walked away feeling Africa not America would be his #1 priority, he was put at the bottom of the list.

-- Posted by mad-mom on Thu, Feb 28, 2008, at 11:55 AM

I too checked out his churchs' website and convinced even more, HE IS NOT THE PERSON I WANT AS COMMANDER IN CHEIF OF MY COUNTRY AMERICA; WHICH I AM PROUND OF AND COMMITTED TO. America is faced with a great deal of problems of its own, such as poverty, unemployed and low wage job's with no benefit's caused by NAFTA (a Clinton project), rising crime, an unConstitutional war a (Bush/McCain project), government corruption, the list can go on. Point is, I want a president that is truly committed to my country, not his/her motherland. We don't need to chance Obama spending 4 years trying to fix his Africa's problem's with our resources. Along with a healthcare plan that is truly not working in Canada or Europe. Research the care these people are not getting and the money they spend to come here to have life-saving treatment's.

Ron Paul '08.

If all who favor him and go agaisnt the odds, he just may win.

-- Posted by WONDER on Thu, Feb 28, 2008, at 12:59 PM

typo correction: pround is proud

-- Posted by WONDER on Thu, Feb 28, 2008, at 1:03 PM

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