Sweet outtake: Wooing college students key strategic element of Obama White House bid.

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WASHINGTON--Watch for Barack Obama's campaign to hunt for the student vote as college visits and rallies will be a key strategic element of his Democratic primary campaign.

Clearly Obama, the youngest candidate in the Demoratic field, has collegiate appeal. Last Friday, Obama filled a hall at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. at a rally organized mainly on the Internet by an ad hoc group of students. He's working the Facebook crowd.

On a weekend swing as a White House candidate, Obama stumps at Iowa State in Ames; University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

But it is very tough to translate student support to primary votes--each state has rules about registration, absentee voting, etc. to navigate. Still, Obama is staking a claim to the college vote as a voice of the post-baby boomer generation.

for Obama's sked, click below....

Barack Obama Public Schedule

Saturday, February 10th – Monday, February 12th

SpringfieldàCedar RapidsàWaterlooà AmesàChicagoàNew Hampshire


SpringfieldàCedar RapidsàWaterloo


Obama to make announcement concerning presidential campaign

Location: Historic Old State Capitol , outdoors

South 6th and East Adams

Springfield, IL 62701

Doors open to Press: 5:00 AM

Doors open to Public: 9:00AM

Event start: 10:00 AM


Iowa Town Hall Meeting

Location: Kennedy High School

4545 Wenig Road, NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Doors open to Press: 2:00 PM

Doors open to Public: 3:00 PM

Event start: 4:00 PM

Tickets: The public is invited to pick up free tickets at the

following distribution centers:

Jane Boyd Center
943 14th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

8:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Friday

African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa
55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

10:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Saturday

IBEW 405/Hawkeye Labor Council
1211 Wiley Boulevard SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Kennedy High School
4545 Wenig Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

10:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday


Waterloo community meet-and-greet with Senator Obama

Location: Central Middle School Gymnasium

1350 Katoski Drive

Waterloo, IA 50701

Doors open to Press: 3:00 PM

Doors open to Public: 6:30 PM

Event start: 7:30 PM

Credentials: available on-site; no reservation necessary

Tickets: The public is invited to pick up free tickets at the

following distribution centers:

Central Middle School

1350 Katoski Drive

Waterloo, IA

8 AM to 2 PM daily

Black Hawk Labor Temple

1695 Burton Avenue

Waterloo, IA

8 AM to 5 PM daily

UNI Center for Multicultural Education

2401 College Street

Cedar Falls, IA

8 AM to 9 PM daily

AmesàDes MoinesàChicago


Obama Rally with Students and Community

Location: Beyer Gymnasium at Beyer Hall

Union Drive

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011

Doors open to Press: 10:00 AM

Doors open to Public: 11:00 AM

Event start: 12:00 PM

Ames contacts for logistics and planning purposes only:

Parita Shah 310/403-8765 cell

Erin Suhr 503/442-5325 cell

Tickets: The public is invited to pick up free tickets at the

following distribution centers:


Gateway Real Estate

119 Stanton Ave, 2nd Floor, Ames

Hours TBD


Iowa State Memorial Union

Iowa State University

2229 Lincoln Way, Ames

10AM-2PM Wednesday Thursday and Friday


American Country

327 Main Street, Ames


9:30AM-5:30PM Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

9:30AM-7:00PM Thursday

Smoke ‘N Antlers Bar-B-Q

4518 Mortenson Rd, Suite 104, Ames


Wednesday and Thursday 11:00AM-2:00PM and 4:00-9:00PM

Friday 11:00AM-2:00PM and 4:00-11:00PM

Saturday 11:00AM-11:00PM


Obama Rally in Chicago

Location: University of Illinois – Chicago


525 South Racine Avenue

Chicago, IL 60607

Doors open to Press: 2:00 PM

Doors open to Public: 3:30 PM

Event start: 5:30 PM

Credentials: email media@barackobama.com to reserve credentials

Chicago contact for logistics and planning purposes only:

Tickets: The public is invited to pick up free tickets at the

following distribution centers beginning Wednesday:

Public hotline number: 773-235-1773

E-mail Address: chicagorally@gmail.com


333 S Ashland, 60607

Wednesday - Friday 9am - 5pm

49th Ward Democratic Headquarters

1774 W Greenleaf, 60626

Wednesday – Thursday 9am – 9pm

Friday 9am – 6pm

Saturday 9am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm – 2pm

Kane County Democratic Headquarters

700 E Main St, St Charles, 60174

Wednesday – Friday 5pm – 8pm

29th Ward Democratic Headquarters

5037 W Madison

Wednesday – Friday 9am- 5 pm

Saturday 10am – 1pm

4th Ward Democratic HQ

4659 Cottage Grove, Chicago

Wednesday - Friday 9a-8a

Saturday 1-5p

Oak Park Democratic Party

1243 Woodvine, Oak Park

Wednesday and Friday and Saturday 9am-12p

Wednesday, Thursday 6-9pm

Lake County Democratic Headquarters

709 N Ave., Waukegan

847 623 4656

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm

House of Hope Box Office

752 E 114th St, Chicago

Wednesday 2pm - 8pm

Thursday and Friday 10am - 4pm

Saturday 10am - 7pm



Nashua, new hampshire

House Party

Cameras on arrival ONLY

Due to extreme space considerations, the indoor event will be open only to a limited number of local print reporters and a national pool reporter. For the national pool report, please email media@barackobama.com.

Location: TBA

Event start: 2:00 PM


Town Hall Meeting

Open Press

Location: University of New Hampshire

Field House

145 Main Street

Durham, NH

Doors open to Press: 4:30 PM

Doors open to Public: 5:30 PM

Event start: 6:30 PM

Tickets: Beginning Wednesday, the general public can obtain tickets to the Town Hall Meeting at the University of New Hampshire on the UNH campus in the Memorial Union Building (The MUB) at the ticket office or the information booth between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, or by calling the Democratic Party at (603) 225-6899, or by going to the Democratic Party Headquarters at 2 ½ Beacon Street, Concord, NH.


Obama needs college students, they are un experienced and dumb. They dont realize how un-electable he really is.

Julio, do you really need to disrespect college students in making your comments? There are a lot of college students out there who are quite bright and working hard to earn their degrees. At the same time, there are quite a few you wonder about how they got to where they are but not in any greater percentage vis-a-vis the general population. Also, before you call someone dumb, try using correct grammar...it's inexperienced vs. unexperienced.

Oh sorry Sean, dont start crying like bami did when that lady madde fun of his ears! WHAWWWW!

Abraham Lincoln said, "You can fool all of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all of the time, but YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME." I would suggest that Senator Obama think about that very deeply and carefully.
WHAT IS SENATOR OBAMA going to do N-O-W about removing President of Vice Dick Cheney from office before he GETS ANOTHER WAR GOING this time WITH IRAN? The Persian Gulf is being called "The Gulf of Sneezes," when the USS Stennis Carrier Group arrives sometime in mid-late February in the Gulf that makes TWO carrier groups in a very thin crowded area. EVEN A SNEEZE could start a war!!! What is needed is competent action from the US Senate to deal with this, not a bunch of Senatorial Presidential Candidates jockeying with each other continuously as if they were tryin to win the prize on "Queen For A Day!"

The young people deserve a lot better than rhetoric that "sounds good," written by an unending amount of consultants, spin-doctors, pollsters, campaign advisers, and poll-oriented general foolery!!! HOW ABOUT DEALING WITH REALITY? Senator Obama knows exactly what I am talking about as he spoke with a LaRouche Youth Movement Organizer on Capitol Hill just yesterday and knows exactly the crises we are facing. So, talk is cheap, let's see Senator Obama ACT in concert with others to remove Vice-President Dick Cheney and act for a Capital Budget with Massive Infrastructure and Rails, Nuclear Engery, Locks and Dams, all of which are exactly in the Abraham Lincoln tradition of the Republican Party ("internal improvements and a Bank of the United States") and the Franklin Roosevelt tradition in the Democratic Party (FDR created 4 million jobs his first year in office with the TVA, WPA's, etc) That is the standard that Lyndon LaRouche has set for all Presidential Candidates..... (LaRouche IS NOT A CANDIDATE for President) So, let us see some action from Senator Obama, and then WE'LL HAVE SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT!!
Gerald Pechenuk LaRouche PAC,

IF Abraham Lincoln said that Gerry, then what did Lyndon LaDouche say, " Please mail me soap on a rope while Im in jail". You obessed with Cheney , Cheney is a bozo, if he somehow goes to jail, well then that makes him as big of a loser as Lyndon LaRouche. LMAO! So even a loser like Cheney isnt as big a loser as Lyndon! Gerald become a libertarian or a green and we will quite laughing at you, KOO KOO!

Franklin D. Roosevelt's 125th Anniversary is Being Celebrated Around the World. FDR Won F-O-U-R Terms As President of the United States. Cheney is run by British Fabian Forces, such as his wife, Lynne Cheney, who has a PHD on Matthew Arnold of the British Fabian Society. Lyndon LaRouche is an FDR Democrat, as was John F. Kennedy and to a great extent, Lyndon B. Johnson.... That is what will give the Democratic Party and Sen. Obama (or whoever the Democrats nominate) A LANDSLIDE VICTORY!! The FDR Policy, the FDR Legacy, the FDR Approach, which LaRouche and MANY OTHER INFLUENTIAL DEMOCRATS are pushing for.
As for going to jail, Julio, I suggest you ask Scooter Libby to come clean and confess to Special Prosecutor Patrick FitzGerald as to the reality of Cheney's role in trying to shut up people like Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame for their crime of telling the truth to counteract THE LIES THAT HAVE KILLED AND MAIMED TEN's OF THOUSANDS of AMERICANS and Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis! Yes, Julio, Cheney is a Bozo ON THE WAY OUT!!!
And before you try to poo-poo LaRouche and profess love for the British Imperial System, stay tuned for Patrick Fitzgerald's Next Trial of a British Subject- The Trial of Lord Conrad Black- opening soon in Chicago!!! Here!! Here!!!
Gerald Pechenuk LaRouche PAC Chicago Co-ordinator

Gerry do you see the little green men behind you look out! LMAO Do they give you computer time in the institution your in? Your way out there, and the more you type the crazier you are. Scooter Libbey is going to have something in common with Lyndon Ladouche , both jailbirds!LOL!

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