Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Breaking News: Teamsters Union Endorse Obama!

Hi fellow Obama supporters!
I am pleased to inform you that CNN has reported the Teamsters Union is endorsing Obama for President of the United States! This union has over 1.4 million members. I'm sure this comes as a huge let-down to Senator Clinton. The Teamsters are longtime supporters of the Clintons. Fortunately, they made a decision based on what is best for our country.
The Teamsters endorsement is great for Obama for a number of reasons. It will certainly help him attract more support from working class communities throughout Ohio. But more importantly, he now has access to a team of volunteers that can assist with phonebanking, door-to-door canvassing and of course, more donations! Fired Up & Ready To Go!!
Here is a quote from the president of the Teamsters:

“Senator Obama understands the challenges working people face every day,”Hoffa said. “He is the candidate in the best position to lead our movement to restore the American dream for working people in this country. Senator Obama will fight for better wages, real health care reform, stronger retirement security, fair trade and an end to the outsourcing of good jobs. He understands the importance of giving workers a voice at work and will fight for strong unions to help rebuild America’s middle class."

17,000 Strong in Dallas, TX

The momentum continues!

Obama gave a rally in Dallas, TX on Wed, 2/20. He attracted (...yes, attracted!) a crowd of approximately 17,000 supporters! Emmitt Smith surprised the crowd with his appearance in support of Obama.

Take a look at the picture below. I have been a political junkie for a while. I entered GSU majoring in Political Science. I cannot say that I have ever witnessed any type of campaign, presidential or otherwise, that turned into an actual movement. This is the most inspiring, energetic and promising movement I have ever witnessed in the US.

Below is a statement Obama made during the rally. It is pretty obvious he is referring the traditional, mudslinging tactics that have been recently used against him by the"experienced" Washington players, Clinton and McCain.
... "Senator Clinton told us that there was a choice in this race, and, you know, I couldn't agree with her more," Mr. Obama said. "It's not a choice between speeches and solutions; it's a choice between a politics that offers more of the same divisions and distractions that didn't work in South Carolina and didn't work in Wisconsin and will not work in Texas, or a new politics of common sense, of common purpose, of shared sacrifice and shared prosperity."
Disclaimer: I know some may compare this movement to that of the Civil Rights Movement, the Womens' Movement and other calls for change. That may be true. I do not discredit that in any way. However, I did not personally witness or participate in any of those movements. This is a first for me!

Obama wins his 10th consecutive state!

Hi ObamaFans!

I am pleased to announce that Obama has won his 10th consecutive victory in his birth state of Hawaii. Despite the Clintons dispatching their daughter to Hawaii for a 3 day campaigning trip, Obama took the island by a huge margin. He received 76% of the votes, and Clinton walked away with a mere 24%.

The pundits are downplaying this win because Obama was favored in his birth state. However, I must point out...every candidate has a birth state, including Clinton, and I don't remember her winning her own home state by that type of margin.

The reality is..."A change is coming to America"...a lot quicker than most of us expected.

Let's take Ohio AND Texas!! There are many things you can do as a volunteer for the Obama campaign. Here are a couple of ideas:

Phone-canvassing from home: I have been doing this for months now. I really enjoy it. It's super easy. The script is provided by the Obama campaign (although I tend to add my own little swagger to it!), and it can all be done from your own home.

DONATE! - This is major you all! The more we donate, the more the campaign is able to do. And remember, any funds remaining in the campaign after the primary can be used for the general election.

GOTV Trip to Ohio (2/29-3/2) - Bikers 4 Obama is planning their Get Out the Vote trip to Ohio. Join us! If you are located in Ohio please contact us. We would love to meet up with you after we arrive in Chicago.