Obama Campaign Opens Pikeville

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has opened an office in Pikeville in eastern Kentucky.

Several supporters were on hand for the official opening on Thursday along with Obama's state political director, Jon Wright. The Obama campaign has opened or is opening other offices around the state.

The Pikeville office opening comes a couple weeks after former President Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife in the same city. Sen. Hillary Clinton is locked in a tight battle with Obama for the Democratic nomination for president. Kentucky's primary is May 20.

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain will be in eastern Kentucky next week with an event in Inez on Wednesday.
Information from: Appalachian News-Express, http://www.news-expressky.com

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  • by Eddie Location: Pikeville on Apr 21, 2008 at 07:55 PM
    Warren, I'm not financially secure, I AM Republican. I have to work for a living everyday to support my family, just like a lot of people. I won't argue about EVERYONE deserves affordable health care, because I agree. But a free education? No, I'm sorry. I worked hard to put myself through college, with a LOT of help from my parents. I showed desire, initiative, and drive after I got into college, and got my degree and went to work. I did not feel that I was entitled to it at all. The entitlement factor is what is killing us. Our ancestors came to this country and worked their butts off, that attitude is not as prevalent now. Now people (for example) like Pelosi want to take OUR tax dollars and give free health care to ILLEGAL immigrants. How's that right? That's your tax money too, by the way. I'm just saying that I feel like Clinton and Obama would fuel an even larger sense of entitlement, and McCain is the best person for the job. I respect but disagree with your opinion, is all.
  • by Tempest Location: TN on Apr 20, 2008 at 03:50 PM
    Wow in Richmond: I can see the point that Jay was trying to make. That no one can say anything against Obama or they are called racist. This is true..read the news stories, there are plenty of them. Even BET founder Bob Johnson says, "This campaign has such a hair-trigger on anything racial it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything." The other poster was referring to the story about Geoff Davis having to apologize for saying "boy" about Obama. This was taken out of context, but he still had to apologize for it..More than likely, he referred to Obama as boy because he is older than Obama. All these incidents are getting ridiculous. Most people are afraid to make a comment, afraid of being called "racist". I, personally, could care less if Obama was purple with green hair, he is not qualified to be president. He is no different than the other politicians, just a great speaker. If a great motivational speaker is all we needed for a president, let's elect Tony Robbins!!
  • by Warren Location: P-burg on Apr 20, 2008 at 12:07 PM
    Eddie you must be financially secure and republican. You probably don't need any change or want any. Things have been good for your situation for a long time. However, you scenario does not work for the majority of us in this country. Some things should be our rights as citizens and tax payers, free education and universal healthcare.
  • by Jay Location: KY on Apr 20, 2008 at 09:12 AM
    Sorry, Wow, not a racist bone in my body...that would be impossible..just stating the fact that if you are against Obama, you are deemed racist...looks like you just proved my point...It is the mindset of people like you who pull out the racist card at every opportunity, just like Obama's campaign has done from the very beginning. I can say the "N" word in public: "NO OBAMA"..LOL!!
  • by Jacob Location: Pike on Apr 20, 2008 at 08:39 AM
    @Jay I was not trying to criticise Obama I was aiming that toward Clinton i--ot. Just can't believe that there are that many Hillary Honey's in Pike County. ((edited)). He ME r u anda preecher k'now?
  • by Jacob Location: Pike on Apr 19, 2008 at 03:21 PM
    Maybe we will now have some class in Pikeville instead lies, wild Monicas and cornpones! Oh Yeah! No more raunchy cigars.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Apr 18, 2008 at 10:37 PM
    @Jay Location: KY Thanks for proving Ky still has its share of racist idiots bigots. If you werent a racist you wouldnt even worry about such things. Lemme guess you have to avoid sayin the N word in public right?
  • by Eddie Location: Pikeville on Apr 18, 2008 at 08:00 PM
    No way Obama carries Pike County. Mike, all these projects around here in Pikeville, a lot of them have been courtesy of your Republican representatives, McConnell and Hal Rogers. Beshear won't do a darn thing for Pike County, I guarantee that. Also, that 100 years war statement is out of context. McCain actually was talking about being over there as a military presence, not being at war for 100 years. Look at Japan. We have been had a military presence over there since the end of WW2. He simply said that, even after the war, we may have to be there for 100 years to ensure the peace is kept, basically. If you are going to attribute a statement or quote to someone, get it right, don't play the "twisting the words" game. Warren, look at Obama's contributors list. It's a fantasy that he will not be or is not beholden to special interest groups also.
  • by Me Location: Pike County, Kentucky on Apr 18, 2008 at 03:59 PM
    Thats pretty bad. These people heard where the man goes to church and they want to vote for someone like that. Ah come off from what your on and wake up. People thats a discrace from life. He is a man of many lies, I think hes the devil walking on this earth.
  • by Jay Location: KY on Apr 18, 2008 at 01:50 PM
    Whoop-it-dee-do!! Word of warning Pikevillians...do not look at him cross-eyed or say "boy" or you will be deemed racist...probably shouldn't even breathe wrong..it may be construed as "racist"...
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