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Posted by WakeMeUp in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Wed Oct 08th 2008, 08:56 PM
WHEW! What a day! Everyone's fed, child is in bed and now I can sit down and post.

I arrived at the Indiana State Fairgrounds at around 9:00 a.m., waited in line for about an hour, then made my way to the grandstand. It was an overcast, drizzly sky, but that was not going to deter me.

Jill Long Thompson, Democratic candidate for Governor (trying to unseat Mitch) began with opening remarks. She spoke about the current situation with major job losses in Indiana and O'Daniels penchant for privatizing *everything* he can get his hands on. Good opening.

Andre Carson was next - he was also very good and got the crowd excited.

Evan Bayh had the honor of introducing Senator Obama. He is confident that that Indiana can go blue. He also made a point to state that three generations of Bayhs were supporting Obama and were present: his two boys, himself, and his father, Birch Bayh!

On to Senator Obama - I hope I describe the setting accurately. At the fairgrounds the stage is set on a track facing a grandstand, so the back of the stage was exposed. This allowed us to see him arrive with the police escorts! The crowd went wild! I bawled my eyes out!

He was absolutely electrifying! After a brief interuption from a disruptor (which Obama handled effortlessly) he got right to the point of his visit. You could not tell he had just been sparring the night before with his opponent. I'm not going to repeat every point he made, because you know them all by now, but one of the things I remember was that he said we would not be *hoodwinked* The crowd laughed at that one. In fact, there were many humorous moments when he was obviously laughing with us. You could tell he was glad to be there. He spoke to us like we were intelligent people. I felt like we were invited into his inner sanctum. I also heard something new in his voice. It had a different edge, an urgency that increased throughout the speech.

This is the most politically active I have ever been in my life. Attending a politcal rally was a major step for me. I will give credit to DU for helping me along to becoming a better Democrat.

It was a great day!

P.S. That 10,000 figure came from IndyStar.com. The Indianapolis Star is a right wing rag, so I'm going to say it was about 15,000 possibly 18,000. IN INDIANA.
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