Obama - Oprah 2008

I'll be traveling to Columbia, SC this weekend to spend some time with my in-laws but mostly to spend some more time with My favorite presidential candidate Barack Obama.
It looks like I won't be alone...

The Obama campaign had planned a rally with Barack and Oprah Winfrey this Sunday in the Colonial Center in Columbia, which seats about 18,000, but on Tuesday Obama's state director Stacey Brayboy announced that "overwhelming excitement" had caused a run on free tickets. The rally will therefore be moved to the 80,000 seat college football stadium.
Even though the campaign doesn't expect to completely fill the stadium, it is clear that several tens of thousands will be attending.

Tickets to attend the rally are no longer required, but the Obama campaign requests that you RSVP on their site if you plan on attending. Doors open at 12.30 pm.

It could be the largest political gathering in South Carolina since 1976, when Jimmy Carter captured the Democratic nomination and spoke to tens of thousands from the Statehouse steps, said Alex Sanders, who introduced Carter at the time.

If there still is such a thing as people power, I do believe we have found our presidential candidate.

I'm trying to reach the campaign to see if I could do some live blogging from the event, but they are understandably overwhelmed by the success of this thing, so I can't promise yet that I'll be able to report live from Williams-Brice Stadium. If not, look for my report Sunday evening.

Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey in Columbia, SC

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Sounds exciting!

Do we get a full report with pictures when you get back?


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Oh Gawwwwwwwwwd

Not another Obama report from LiberalNC! :).....just kidding.

Be safe and have a great time. Take lots of pictures and enjoy the excitement. I can't wait to read about the event.



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Oprah!

I watched both the events in Iowa and South Carolina.

Obama seemed kind of pensive in Iowa. Lots of folks wanted a repeat of his performance at the JJ Dinner, but didn't get it...though I think the campaign was trying to balance the importance of event with the concerns about the weather. I thought Oprah did well--much better than I'd expected, to be honest--but Obama's speech was too abbreviated.

But the South Carolina event just ended and it was great. They hit on every cylinder. Oprah was better than she was in Iowa and Obama hit his stride. I think they said the Columbia event was the biggest of the campaign thus far, which says a lot.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracts. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

The biggest political rally in this campaign...

...by any candidate. That's what i saw today and it felt like being part of history.
I just got back and I'm working on my report right now, with pictures and video, so hang on.

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I can't wait

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracts. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy