O'Bannon campaigns for Obama

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


For the Banner Graphic

Both Judy O'Bannon and Kathy Davis have visited Brazil and Clay County before.

"It's a beautiful town and a beautiful county," Davis said Monday.

The former State Lt. Governor and former state First Lady were at the Brazil Coffee Company Monday campaigning on behalf of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

The stop in Brazil was one of five stops Monday, which included visits to Linton, Washington, Jasper and Corydon. They also have scheduled visits to Seymour, Shelbyville, Greenwood and Indianapolis Tuesday.

"When you're campaigning, (Brazil) is always an important stop," O'Bannon said. "Brazil is on the route."

The two have been on the campaign trail since the primary in May. Both supported Hillary Clinton's presidential run.

"People are paying attention," O'Bannon said regarding the Nov. 4 election. "They're discussing issues and they're thinking about it.

"Indiana is solid. We aren't static. We're always changing and things are really changing right in your face."

Davis served as Lt. Governor in the Joe Kernan administration. She said she believed people are more focused on this election than in the past.

"I have found this election to be a great education," she said. "I'm someone who has been around the barn a few times. It's a lot of work to make change."

Davis said she and O'Bannon planned to hit the campaign trail a couple more times prior to Election Day.

Jason Moon is managing editor of the Brazil Times, sister newspaper of the Banner Graphic.

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  • goodness Banner why don't you go ahead and change your name to the "Democratic Hearald"?

    -- Posted by curious34 on Tue, Oct 28, 2008, at 10:04 AM
  • It may shock you, but this is a Republican paper. News is news,curious34.

    -- Posted by localman on Tue, Oct 28, 2008, at 8:42 PM
  • Have ya'll looked at the signs in town people???? REPUBLICAN thru and thru.........unless u r Depauw

    -- Posted by sad_but_true on Tue, Oct 28, 2008, at 8:57 PM
  • as i recall, obama has already pulled his campaign staff out of indiana and shifted them to florida where he will lose. yes lose. obama will lose indiana too. why? because most people see right through obama. he has changed his mind so often it makes my head spin and now he is espousing this "redistribute the wealth" garbage which you think benefits you. it does not. he will redistribute the wealth alright but it will go from the bottom to the top. he surrounds himself with the "chicago boys" economics of milton friedman and it was the friedman economics that destroyed the economy of chile under pinochet. friedman economics: lazzire faire (sic), charter schools, vouchers, pay-as-you-go healthcare, sound familiar? yes obama has said all of these things and that the american people will have to "make sacrifices". friedman economics will also do away with all government regulations and shrink government spending by privitizing and/or eliminating social programs. go read naomi kleins book "shock doctrine". google it. dogpile it. verify it. know it.

    -- Posted by cosmosis on Wed, Oct 29, 2008, at 2:14 PM
  • so true. they follow him like a rock star and vote for him as though he were on american idol. obama has zero substance and no moral fibre as evidenced by his corrupt associations. just look at what rezko has done with the apartment renovations? obama funneled millions to rezko while he was in the state legislature and some are still unlivable though there is little rezko can do from prison.

    -- Posted by cosmosis on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 10:15 AM
  • cosmosis: Are we watching the same race?

    1) Obama has not pulled his staff out of Indiana and expects around 25,000 volunteers in this state for GOTV leading up to the Election. I know this b/c I work with his field staffers.

    2) A "redistribution of wealth" is the result of any government taxation. So long as you like police, fire, national security, you like redistribution of wealth.

    3) How does the wealth go from the bottom up when Obama wants to tax the wealthy more progressively? It does not.

    4) If Friedman destroyed Chile, Bush destroyed America, and McCain wants to continue the same WRONG economic policies. These policies include: deregulation, tax cuts disproportionately to the wealthy, laissez-faire, "free market" economics, privatization, and elimination of social programs.

    5) Obama supports tax cuts for the middle-class and increases for the wealthy, he supports necessary regulatory measures that keep the excesses of free market economics in check, he does not support the privatization of government services, or the elimination of social programs.

    6) Obama is the balance between two extremes: one represented by the far-right, "free market solves all problems," faction of the republican party and the far-left, "government solves all problems" faction of the democratic party.

    If you don't support free market economics, or Obama's brand of centrism, that leaves one position left on the spectrum: are you a communist?

    -- Posted by WiseChic on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 10:34 AM
  • One more thing since we're talking about corrupt associations. You don't know the extent of Obama's associations with figures like Tony Rezko just like you don't know the extent of McCain's associations with figures like Charles Keating.

    Let's use a little logic here and assume that two men running for the Presidency have probably built up a broad network of individuals. By virtue of the fact that both are politicians and more likely to become targets of corrupt individuals, the associations for both would be mind-boggling if anyone actually cared to know the full extent of them. (I support stronger ethics and campaign finance reform to limit the access of such individuals)

    The fact is, you won't see a Presidential candidate--ever--who doesn't have the same loose associations. This Election is about issues, not fear-tactics. The only people who make it about fear-mongering, do so because they lose on the issues.

    -- Posted by WiseChic on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 10:42 AM
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