Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, Barack Obama.

12:50 p.m. With little fanfare, Sen. Obama made his entrance and has been introduced by a local college student who is also a working mother. Gabrielle was quite tearful is saying that she hopes Obama's new policies will help her and other parents.

Obama's first few minutes have been highlights of last week's speech in Denver. Familiar phrases about the economy, health insurance, and why John McCain doesn't understand middle America. He did go off book a bit and take the RNC to task over last night's speakers who failed to recognize the economy as a major issue.

1:02 p.m. Obama is now railing about the equal-pay-for-equal-work law that he hopes to pass. He claims that women earn half of the income in half of all American families. He's talking about his grandmother not earning enough years ago.

1:21 p.m. Question #1 delt with the poor in Tuscarawas County and #2 targeted getting alternative fuels going in Ohio. Obama gave solid answers to both saying that upping the minimum wage and tax credits will help the working poor, while better using coal for energy would make Ohio the "Saudi Arabia of coal" for the world.

1:33 p.m. Obama now getting an emotional testimony from a man worked 36 years in Canton only to see his plant close unexpectedly. Obama telling him that he'll get help through additonal Social Security and that he'll work to keep this from happening again to other workers.

1 comment:

74WIXYgrad said...

This series of posts have been very interesting with some humor interjected.

I'm sure that with the national media being there, a lot of the appearance was well scripted, including the testimonies. I do like the "Saudi Arabia of coal" line.