Comments on: Exclusive report: Joe rocked the rally at Moo Moo U. http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:41:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Eyewitness to History: ej on the ground at the Obama rally at Colorado State : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-105072 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 02:25:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-105072 [...] especially the Democrats, who haven’t had much cause to come here of late. The turnout at the rally for Biden at Moo Moo U. in Potterville stunned me! But that was nothing compared to the events today. Early estimates had the Obama crowd [...]

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By: ej http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-103036 Thu, 23 Oct 2008 02:39:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-103036 Let’s make this a bit more interesting with some predictions. I bet HRC gets at least 8,000, Obama comes in around 9,000 (depending on where he goes), and McCain hits the 1,000 mark (and that last prediction is a bit generous).

One of the highlights at the Biden rally yesterday was a button that said “Jobs, baby, jobs.” She may not be in the race, but Hillary is still coming up with the best lines!

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-103005 Thu, 23 Oct 2008 01:13:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-103005 Uhh…lemme guess: yes?

Obama will be here Sunday, perhaps on his way back from Hawai’i, and McCain will be here on Friday, I think.

Swingalicious! Swingtastic! Swingeriffic!

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By: e.j. http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-102994 Thu, 23 Oct 2008 00:42:41 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-102994 Looks like the visits from high profile Dems to Colorado are going to continue (along with the phone calls!). Hillary is going to be in the state on Friday.

I wonder if her turnout beats that of Biden?

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-102835 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 18:09:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-102835 Oh, and one more thing Susan’s comment reminded me of: one of the earlier polling phone calls I received had a script read at the end of it which is that voting records are public information and the upshot was that the campaign or polling organization would know if I told a lie about having voted if I didn’t! As I recall, it was said in a way that implied that my vote too (as in candiate preference) would be public knowledge, which might intimidate people who are new voters or who aren’t very informed about the process. That struck me as truly creepy and tire-ironish.

I’m really super glad some campaigns are so eager to see everyone exercise their civic duty–but BACK OFF because I haven’t missed an election since the 1980s. After all, voting records are public information, and you can look it up.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-102832 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 18:01:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-102832 Nothing apparently stops the stalkerish Obama campaign callers! And the more dedicated a Dem you are, the more you’re punished for it (along the lines of no good deed going unpunished, I suppose.)

I think I’ll start telling them that if they call one more time I’m voting for Cynthia McKinney. This is the problem with technology post-1980: one used to be able to take the phone off the hook!

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-102804 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:12:39 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-102804 If I were getting the calls (which I’m not, since no one thinks California is a problem) I’d certainly vote early just to stop them.

After all, voting is in the public record…

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-102799 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:34:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-102799 Great report, ej! Back here in another corner of PA–an erstwhile swing state, alas, that the NY Times today has re-labelled “deep blue”–I was going to say we haven’t seen a Democrat for weeks. It’s hard to say what the atmosphere is like here at the bitter end of the Commonwealth. At least there is a Dem. headquarters in this town, operated largely by students it seems. In 2004 there was a forlorn and empty Kerry HQ up on the main street, but their phone just rang and rang and rang. Rep. Murtha, our local ear-o-gator, (as in “earmark”) reportedly used the “r” word to describe the regional electorate, which has some hackles raised. McCain is reportedly camping out in the state for the next two weeks, because a) they actually think they can win it, and b) in any case, they HAVE to win it.

So I guess things have looked worse. I was in Philly over the weekend, and things seem to be settled from the Delaware River to the western end of the Main Line.

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By: Profane http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-102783 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:14:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-102783 Joe’s rally in Kirby Park, about 400 yards from my house, was, to be charitable, sparsely attended. The ‘bitter’ comment is still creating problems for Obama/Biden here in PA, although they now have a clear lead.

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By: Rose http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/21/exclusive-report-joe-rocked-the-rally-at-moo-moo-u/comment-page-1/#comment-102719 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:50:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1539#comment-102719 Whoo-hoo! Wish I’d been in Potterville to attend.

I think the “baggy pants” comment is especially apt in P-ville and at MMU…weren’t (male) members of the College Republicans used as bouncers during Bush’s campaign visit four years ago? At the very least, I remember they were used as scouts to pick out the student rabble-rousers who might try to get in. A student of mine at the time got singled out and evicted from the rally because he was a known Communist…er, Democrat! Sorry, all this talk about socialism lately, y’know…

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