Obama in Charlotte
Posted on 21 Sep 2008 by Justin Ruckman
Make it into the Obama rally today uptown today? Congratulations! Truth be told, if you weren’t on the scene by 10:30 this morning, you didn’t have much chance of getting in for the 1:00 speech. No CLT Blog contributers were able to get in; we were unprepared for the sheer volume of people and long lines. Current estimates say about 20,000 were present inside the rally’s gates, with another 5–10,000 outside who never made it in.
Regardless of party affiliation, today’s event was somewhat historic for Charlotte. Obama’s speech focused heavily on the economy with the towers of Bank of America and Wachovia looming in the background. He addressed the concerns of a crowd who lives in the country’s second-largest banking capital, in the midst of the largest economic crisis since the great depression.
Even though I couldn’t make it in today, I did get some nice photos of the crowds. Check out the these hig-res panoramas below in full size for the best effect.
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The mainstream press was out today in full force, and in addition to other “normal” people with cameras, produced a lot of media worth checking out. Here are some links you might find interesting:
- the Observer’s video, photo & live blog coverage (kudos to the Observer for their live blog effort)
- WSOC TV’s coverage
- NYT blogger Jeff Zeleny was at the rally and gave his report of Obama’s speech
- discussion & photos at Urban Planet
- YouTube video from someone who couldn’t make it in today, but got a lot of crowd footage
- Flickr photo search results for today’s rally (some really impressive shots here)
If anyone has experiences/photos/etc. to share from the rally, please do!
Obama waiting to steal McCain Ideals like he stole hillary’s
Who cares if McCain has 1 car or 1000 cars no one cares, like they don’t care,if he has 40 house of 8 houses..
Rich is rich that all there is, Just like, only the Obamanation Group, only they care if McCain has 100 million Dollars,
But to the rest of the world, No care if Obama has $4 million or McCain has $100million, because rich is rich, bottom line,
The only the Obama nation, care about it„ Obama need and wants the bubba Voters,
What is funny to watch is how Obama does not have an agenda, and when he was running against Hillary,
He put down her whole agenda, after that, He adopted her whole agenda, even the media reported this.
Now everyone is waiting for Obama to do 2 more things, he waiting for McCain to put his agenda he has into details.
so he can steal it like he did with Hillary, then he going to force Joe Biden out, and get Hillary clinton in,
Obama Is so desperate to win, He already doing things he claim he would not do, just like all the other shady republican candidate,Obama getting so much crap, from Michelle Obama she wants the white house,
She is dangerous, and she is the one behind Barack pushing Joe biden out of the way to make room for Hillary„ that is how bad, and desperate they want the white house,
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NC is in play this election! I hope Alzheimer’s McSame or Cultmember Palin come to the QC so I can go protest. It is more likely they are too scared and will stick with their base in Wilson, Monroe, or Salisbury. Charlotte: an oasis of BLUE in a wasteland of RED!