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Obama Draws 100,000 at St. Louis Rally

October 18, 2008


That’s inspiration. That’s leadership. That’s Barack Obama.

In one of the largest crowds ever at a political rally in world history, St. Louis cheered for the man they want to lead them out of the turmoil created by 8 years of Bush rule. Senator Obama spoke to the crowd, residents of a normally ‘red’ state, giving them reason to be both enthused, and concerned about the upcoming election. This election is the most anticipated since the 1932, in which America also needed to change economic and foreign policy directions.

It is possible that somewhere between 65-70 percent of voters will turn out this general election, which would mark the highest turnout at least since 1960, if not the highest ever recorded. With such anticipation, it can be expected that the electorate is emotionally driven by some issues, and the number one issue is the economy. Senator Obama is seen as the clear leader on economic issues, and coupled with the desire voters have proffered about changing the nature of the presidency, it can be expected that he fits that brand as well.

Senator Obama has voiced his concerns over complacency, and the American voters need to be cognizant of it. No change can occur in a system without energy added, and we, as voters, have that unique ability to add energy into the system. We can change the momentum of a nation careening towards catastrophe, and correct its trajectory. We can inject energy into a stagnant nation and cause movement once again. We can change the future with a simple vote. But we must add that energy to make anything happen. Nothing happens without our input. Vote on November 4, or be complacent in the current trajectory of our nation.

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18 comments

  1. LOL……you missed out an option on your poll. “No – I am not a U.S. Citizen”. That applies to me – a Legal Permanent Resident……who wishes she could vote for The One but can’t. Sigh……

    Oh – and on the St. Lois rally……just SPECTACULAR!! AMAZING!!! We live in central AR and – if we could have afforded the gas – would have been there. Now we can only hope that this crowd of 100,000 tempts him to try and make inroads into the deep south/AR/LA. That’d be COOL!

    GO OBAMAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. […] YEEESSSSS!!!!!!!! […]


  3. Trin,

    You dag nab un-A-mur-eee-can ferenur. lol.

    I guess I did miss out on that option. I should know better…lots of hits come from overseas-whether that be Americans serving overseas, or foreign nationals, I haven’t a clue, but you’re right.

    Just pretend you’re a felon for the poll…;-P


  4. ROFL! So I’m either a Felon or a U.S. Citizen, huh? ;-) j/k…

    I gave you a trackback or a pingback or a slingback or whetever the hell they’re called, BTW. I swear, I’ve had a Blog for almost three years and I still don’t know how it all works….

    I see you’ve got the accent down dang well thar…

    Well I’ll make you a deal – if Obama wins the Presidency, I’ll become a Dual Citizen. How’s that? :-) But I still feel a little bit of fealty to Queenie, I’m afraid……

    “He is The One”…

    THAT ONE ’08!!!!!!!!


  5. okay- you’re on…but if he doesn’t win, you need to sponsor as many of us as you can to get the heck outta here! I really don’t want to be around when he starts bombing Iran and causes a conniption of the entire near east. Bedlam will ensue.


  6. I attented the ralley here in St Louis, Mo today, it was beautiful and amazing. I looked around me, there were people of all colors, nationalities backgrounds, and religions. From the very young to the very old. People in wheel chairs, using canes and walkers alike. With one young woman going into labor. The crowds were all pumped up and excited their faces gleamed with hope, wishing the election had been held yesterday. As we stood in the long lines that wrap around the streets outside the Gateway Arch to see and hear Senator Obama, people began to talk to one another so openly as if they were talking wirh people they had none all their lives. As I stod there and listen to the different conversations I felt great it felt as if a weight had lifted and a glimpse of our city coming together that moment gave me hope for our failing nation. These strangers with nothing in common, had found a common ground, they had so much in common. They all wanted the same things, good health care, a job, just a job, education for the kids along with lower taxes. They talked of enviromental issues, the cost of fuel, foreign dependency. The biggest issue was the war and all our death tolls, how most of them felt we had no business there in the first place, all the dollars being spent there. About Iraq having a 76 billion dollar surplus, how much proverty there was here in the United States. As we moved slowly through the lines the excitement grew along with the conversations. At this point I stopped listening and joined in the conversations. I talked so much I did’nt realized we had made it to the metal detectors, Inside the arch Obama was just coming to the stage I felt empowered and very happy that I had gotten up out of my bed to be apart of this history. When Senator Obama delivered his speech it made me feel like getting up to go door to door to make some of those telephone calls trying to convert the undecided to team Obama. Anything it takes to help Senator Obama to get elected. For with Senator Obama we do dare to hope we can also believe in change


  7. Excellent to hear from you, Francine!

    What a great description of the event. I’m so glad that you commented here, and it was great to hear you describe your experience!

    Thank you.


  8. Just read your comment Francine thank you for sharing. I know that Obama will make a difference in our country. He is looking after the middle class, that’s for sure. I wish I could have been there to see and experience what you did. Just looking at the photo it is awesome to see so many people come out to support Obama — that is just plain amazing.


  9. Thanks for this post…I was so amazed to hear about this big rally in St. Louis and your experiences too, Francine. I’m in Philly and saw Obama at one of 4 rallies he did here last week. Each drew between 15K-20K. For Philly that was huge. We’ve always solid democrat here anyway. But for St. Louis (which palidlemur mentioned is generally a “red” state) to draw such a record-breaking crowd is really something to be proud of and feel hopeful about.


  10. And I am Swiss, can’t vote, but could not believe that Palin would receive serious backing, her “they are not like us”. And then half way through the Finance debacle the Bushie emerged looking like a tired old gradescgool teacher. Even his tie looked somehow cheap and worried and clueless.

    I was afraid that the same people as voted for Bush would be taken in by this McCain gamble.


  11. Obama is a terrorist friend.


  12. He’s a terrorist that is a friend, John?

    Mr. McCain, what kind of underwear do you wear?

    (Depends…;-O)


  13. […] Obama Draws 100,000 at St. Louis Rally That’s inspiration. That’s leadership. That’s Barack Obama. In one of the largest crowds ever at a […] […]


  14. 100,000 at a rally, of all colors, even some in wheelchairs. Is this the Pope or even the Messiah ?
    Really people, doesn’t something sound mighty strange with this scenario ?


  15. Strange, as in you think Senator Obama is Satan?

    You actually believe that some mythic overlord of evil is threatening you by running for president?

    Wouldn’t Satan just march some army of evil robot soldiers into every home?

    You end days people are hilarious.


  16. “Strange, as in you think Obama is Satan ?” Another of many Freudian slips ? May I remind you- your words not mine.


  17. No, but the inference could be drawn. I apologize if that is not what you were inferring.


  18. I’m just saying that 100,000 people drawn to hear a politician speak is more than historical, its downright uncanny. What is really at work here ? I just hope and pray Obama’s messiah complex remains just a complex and not reality for him or the masses he attracts.



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