Obama Sends Wife To Campaign In Kentucky

It's coming down to the wire for both democratic candidates for president, hoping to pick up more votes in the bluegrass state.

Hillary Clinton made making several stops around the state, but Barack Obama steered clear from Kentucky on Monday, but his wife, Michele, was scheduled for several appearances.

She's appeared in Hopkinsville, in western Kentucky, and in Louisville Monday afternoon and Lexington tonight.

Her appearance in Lexington is not open to the public and is more a thank you for Obama campaign workers.

Obama is not expected to win in Kentucky. He's been focusing his efforts on Oregon, where voters also head to the polls on Tuesday.


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  • by hillary supporter Location: pikeville on May 22, 2008 at 05:41 AM
    yo sara! hillary took the time to come here in east ky and i was impressed. regardless, you might be right, obama might win. but you ought be ashamed of yourself to express your enthusiasm for this rude, arrogant, disrespectful man. it will be sad if mc cain or obama gets in office. hillary may not be the perfect choice but, she spent years in the white house and has some knowledge of the functions of the white house. furthermore, you will live to regret your expression of these truly idiotic feelings.
  • by hillary supporter Location: pikeville` on May 22, 2008 at 05:33 AM
    she should have saved the money of air fare. she should have shut her mouth all along and he should not be as bold and arrogant as he is and maybe he would have had abetter chance. but not with me.
  • by Me! Location: kY on May 21, 2008 at 08:20 PM
    (CON'T) The answer is no. If war broke out where his family is at he would fight it tooth and nail as would I if my family was there.I am not trying to offend anyone reading this. I just get sick of all the race talk when I myself do not feel the way many people portray whites to be.We are all the same. Regardless of what ignorance our ancestors done. I hate it but there comes a time to let it go in the history books and teach our children better than that.Having a black president would be a milestone the same as having a female president. I however don't think the Whitehouse is a place for a woman.Obama has no family roots nor the knowledge in political affairs to run this country.
  • by Me! Location: kY on May 21, 2008 at 08:14 PM
    (CONT) I don't want to step on toes here but I have had enough of the "backwoods,ignorant, hillbilly talk" I am a sophisticated, loving, christian person and I am sick of all the negative talk about white people.Maybe I don't understand the big picture of it all but to be treated the same means just that in my eyes. Same. No better no worse.We are all human beings with one purpose....to live, raise our children in a safe free country. Right? I can see, after reading the newsletter from Obama's church of 20 years,how everyone would get the idea that he is for Africa and not for this great land of ours.There are several places in the letter that bash white people. If we had a letter like that printed up there would be a lawsuit filed for discrimination.The comment about Barack being a first generation American is TRUE. His father is in Kenya and I don't think he would be all for America.Suppose war was threatened on Africa? Do all of you supporters of his think he would fight?
  • by Me! Location: Ky on May 21, 2008 at 08:06 PM
    I just went to the Trinity Church website.....Everyone needs to go there and read the newsletter for the church. Talk about racist!!!That right there is the reason for many people to feel racist toward others. I am not a racist person. I have many black friends. I do not consider them any different than myself.however, when i read crap like that it burns me up. Granted there are many ignorant people out there who do not have love in their hearts and cloud their minds with trash. But slavery was many many years ago and if 95% of the white people could go back and change what black people had to go thru we would. So why are we still being ridiculed for our ancestors ungodly acts?It is like the African American Ball. You are either American or African. European or American.If there was an American White Ball, it would be the most racist thing to ever hit the news. I am no better than anyone else but no one is better than me nor do they deserve special treatment just because they are black
  • by Teresa Location: Floyd on May 21, 2008 at 04:34 PM
    This comment is for Sarah....if u dont like the people here in Ky.....MOVE
  • by Me! Location: Ky on May 21, 2008 at 02:06 PM
    Well here goes.I don't blame Obama for not coming to Ky for the simple reason he wanted to go on to the next state and campaign first there.I am NOT prejudice but I don't think Obama is the one to be president of the USA> He has no American values that I see. I feel like he is playing the role and Africa is #1 in his heart.He is, however prejudice.For his wife to make statements like "first time she was proud of America".I think all you Obama supporters will think differently if he is elected.I don't agree that a woman should run a country either.To bad Mr. Kennedy is not healthy and willing to run. He would win hands down and probably wouldn't even have to rally for it.There is a true American!I am surprised to read some of these comments calling Ky "backward and prejudice". You Kentuckians on here making comments like that should be shipped to Africa and live in the wild for a while.You are the ones being prejudice. Prejudice is not only disliking a certain color of people.Wake up!
  • by Bart Location: Harrodsburg on May 21, 2008 at 11:28 AM
    Yesterday, President Bush apologized to Iraqi leaders because a US sniper shot holes in a Koran. The solider was disciplined. Can you imagine if Obama had done this? Bush, who said that Islam is a "great religion" and one "of peace", has far more ties to Muslims than Obama does. I almost get a big laugh out of how the backwoods people of Kentucky are now claiming that Obama, not them, is racist. Hilarious!
  • by Anonymous Location: east ky on May 21, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    Vote Republican!! in Nov. Keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave. We don't need that drastic of a change. I too have read about the Rev.Wright (or wrong)and what he preaches about "white people".The fact is that Blacks have been taught to stick together and to hate white people. With Obama as leader, you'll see a change, but who will benifit by it? Go Big Mac in Nov!!!
  • by jackson county citizen Location: mckee on May 21, 2008 at 10:31 AM
    we don't need someone who does not care for our state. he sent his wife because he did not care

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