Obama Cancels Visit To Lexington

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama has canceled a scheduled appearance in Lexington.

He was scheduled to speak at an event at the nursing school on the campus of the University of Kentucky on Tuesday morning.

His campaign sent out an e-mail on Monday afternoon, saying he wouldn't appear in Lexington. He'll return to Washington, D.C on Monday night because he reportedly has some important votes to make.

Obama's last visit to Lexington was in August.

The Illinois senator will still make a scheduled appearance at an event in Louisville on Monday night. He'll speak at a rally at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Voters in West Virginia headed to the polls on Tuesday. Hillary Clinton is widely expected to win that contest, but Obama still has the lead when it comes to the popular vote.

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  • by TK Location: once a Kentuckian, now a Minnesotan on May 17, 2008 at 02:40 PM
    J R in Prestonsburg: if you haven't heard what Obama proposes in foreign policy and any issues he takes a stand on, I would suggest doing a little web search. It's a sad thought that many (Dems) would vote McCain over Obama (if he gets the nod). The country is in a mess, I guess some want to keep it going for another 4 years.
  • by J R Location: Prestonsburg on May 15, 2008 at 02:36 PM
    Of all the politicians that have come and gone he is by the far the worst to speak of change and has never said exactly what that change would be, no offence to Keith but I have never heard what he proposes for foriegn policy his lack of knowledge should automaticly disqualify from being a presidental candidate but for some strange reason he is very popular with many. I saw on tv long ago that if the democrats ever gain the oval office they would have to run Southern moderate but they can't seem to put it together. I am not a fan of OHB nor Hillary so my choice is obvious
  • by Marsha Location: Manchester, KY on May 15, 2008 at 11:18 AM
    Eddie in Pikesville-- you're entitled to your opinions, but not your own facts. Obama favors some increase in the payroll tax only on those making more than $97,000 plus annually. Currently, people making 40,000 pay the same amount of payroll tax as those making $100,000 or $1,000,000. Also, while retirement funds are kept in workers' 401K plans, they're not subject to capital gains taxes. This is the VAST majority of investments for the 100 million Americans you're talking about. Obama is referring to cap gains tax increases on the likes of Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, who pay less taxes percentage wise on most of their income, since that's from investment gains, than their secretaries do on their wages. Please check your facts.
  • by joe Location: ky on May 15, 2008 at 06:36 AM
    ben chanlder or Lt.gov mongiardo will not get my vote again. they should have waited until our primary.steve you better find you a Lt. gov.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on May 15, 2008 at 06:21 AM
    Bart in Harrodsburg, we finally agree on something! :)
  • by Teresa Location: Magoffin County on May 15, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    It would not surprise me in the least to learn that some of Obama's biggest supporters (at the present time and behind the scenes) are Republicans. For the simple reason that they know he cannot win in November. The only way he could possibly beat McCain would be if Hillary was his running mate. And to all the Democrats who have said she should drop out of the race, SHAME ON YOU! SHAME, SHAME, SHAME....
  • by Eddie Location: Pikeville on May 14, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    Keith from Flemingsburg, you ARE aware that Obama is on record from one of his debates defining the middle class as up to $200,000 a year, right? And as for his cutting taxes on the middle class? His plan would actually RAISE taxes on the middle class because he proposes an increase in the payroll tax. That's right, the average person would get HOSED in his tax plan, not saved. He also proposed increasing the capital gains tax. More than 100 million people own stocks, most of them average people investing in their 401k plan. Almost every single study has shown that when the capital gains tax is increased, revenue to the Treasury Department DECLINES, but when they are decresed, revenue INCREASES. So that means if he increases the capital gains tax, the money going into the governement to pay for all these programs will actually decrease. Obama's economic plan is a nightmare and don't get me started on his foreign policy, we'd all be speaking Farsi or something by the time he's done.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on May 14, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    Thank you Osama Bartbama
  • by Go Hillary Location: Lexington on May 14, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    To Keith: Do you realize that Hillary also has many of these same ideas and views and also said them first. He only says exactly what she says. He can not think for himself on the spot. That is why he would not debate Hillary in an open debate. He is a man that truly scares me!! There is so much about this man that has yet to come out of the closet. It is slowly coming out litttle by little day by day. Things such as his involvement with his minister of 20 years and opps I didn't know he felt that way, his wife only proud to be an American once in her life after receiving a free education to an Ivy League school-that is a slap in the face to all Americans but especially those that served our country and fought for our freedom. If you think that he is what our country needs you are wrong!!!! He lacks the experience to be the president. He has not even completed one term as a senetor! Do you really want a man like that in the White House with the shape our country is in? NO
  • by Brandon Location: Middlesboro on May 14, 2008 at 12:05 PM
    What a President that can't even visit Kentucky because he knows its a waste of time because Hillary will kill him in the Bluegrass State!


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