Barack Obama Visits The Bluegrass

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

Presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke to a packed house Sunday at the Lexington Convention Center.

The Democrat was finishing a 12-day tour of the country.

The attendees paid 25 dollars to see the Illinois senator, who is one of the top two Democratic candidates along with Senator Hillary Clinton.

Obama was coming from New Orleans where he spoke about recovery
from Hurricane Katrina.

He also appeared at a similar rally earlier this year in Louisville, where he was greeted by 3,000 people.

Obama says he hopes 2008 will be the year Kentucky ends a streak of voting for Republican presidential nominees.

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  • by Scott Location: Lexington on Aug 29, 2007 at 03:09 PM
    After reading all the comments. I just have one statement to MOST of you (not all)...COULD YOU PEOPLE BE ANYMORE STUPID!! Muslim? Non American? "My daddy always said" and not being able to pronounce OBAMA! are you kidding me. Am i really reading this! The future of this country is a dark one.
  • by Note For Connie Location: Lexington on Aug 29, 2007 at 04:08 AM
    If you can't pronounce Barak Obama, how in the world do you buy aluminum foil or asparagus or see a Gynecologist or an Ophthalmologist? I guess you just point and grunt. Get a grip girl; you sounded extremely stupid for saying that.
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Aug 28, 2007 at 09:16 PM
    I don't think that Obama has a snowball's chance in the Sahara desert of becoming president. I,for one, do not think this country wants a muslim leader.
  • by DISGUSTED Location: KY on Aug 28, 2007 at 06:14 PM
    I don't care how many of them come to KY, they are all lairs! Besides, this one sounds like a one of them people from another country. My daddy always said if they sound to good to be true then run! Obama sounds too good to be true, so thanks but no thanks. I'll vote for Hillary before I will him, least I know she's American.
  • by Joe Location: Lexington on Aug 28, 2007 at 03:26 PM
    News Flash Connie! All politicians promise the moon and don't deliver. You just have to pick the lesser of the evils. Even though I am a Republican, my vote is going toward Obama. By the way, if you can't pronounce his name, the voting machine may be a little tough to figure out. Just a thought...
  • by Angela Location: Central KY on Aug 28, 2007 at 12:14 PM
    I think Barack Obama would be a wonderful president. He obviously loves his family, his country, and has a fresh enthusiasm that we have not seen in quite a while. It really doesn't matter whether we like someone, or whether we can pronounce their name, which by the way, isn't the most complicated name in the world to pronounce, but what really matters is that a candidate cares what the American people want for our country, and that the common person is heard. I don't think we, the little people, have been heard for a long time now. My dad has been a strong Republican his whole life, but after watching documentaries on Obama, and hearing him speak, he actually thinks he could be good for America. Regardless of our political affiliation, we should be willing to listen to a candidate, and learn about them before just marking them off our list. I think we need a fresh vision, and Barack Obama may just be the man for the job!
  • by ben Location: Lex on Aug 28, 2007 at 12:00 PM
    "I refuse to vote for someone whose name I cannot pronounce" It's not that hard of a name to pronouce, slick.
  • by Connie Location: Frankfort on Aug 28, 2007 at 07:13 AM
    I refuse to vote for someone whose name I cannot pronounce! I do not like any of the choices we have for president so far! They all promise the moon and will deliver absolutely NOTHING!! I will vote, but I'm uncertain at this time for whom. I just don't like Obama! I don't like Hillary either and I know for sure she will not get my vote! None of these candiates are addressing the real tough issues instead they attack each other. Even if they address these, their answers are geneic at best, leaving one to wonder what they would really do. Besides unless Congress backs the president, then he/she cannot do anything anyway so they can promise away, but will not accomplish anything! As far as political parties are concerned, neither do anything, but complain about the other. I vote for the person, not the party in any election. I feel that all politicans are lairs and NONE do anything to help the working class. They already have money, so they are not interested in helping anyone anyway.
  • by mel Location: lex on Aug 28, 2007 at 05:35 AM
    Sorry, Jane, there are some very ignorant people that post here and calling a poster a liar is completely uncalled for. It sounds like you've researched the candidates and made your choice based on that, not just supporting a party regardless of who they run. Very admirable in my books. Jake, you know, calling someone a liar is pretty much of a defensive attack, also...are you a liberal? Political discussions are only possible when they are factually based, such as Jane did, and not ranting and name-calling.
  • by Jane Location: Pineville on Aug 27, 2007 at 06:42 PM
    I was so distracted by being called a liar that I'm not sure what happened with my last post. I am thankful that we live in a country where we have the freedom to publicly state our opinions without fear of persecution. With that being said, I believe Senator Obama to be a very charismatic speaker, he seems to be a good family man and if memory serves me he is a member of the Church of Christ. I have read both of his books and found him to be very engaging as well as compassionate and caring. I happen to find these traits admirable. Since I am a hillbilly, I would be perfectly happy to be called one although I do object to being called a liar.
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