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Sweet Oprah/Obama Iowa 2: Chelsea Clinton debuts on campaign trail. Move to force attention from Oprah.

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DES MOINES---The Clinton campaign has come up with a counter-programming move to drag press attention away from the Obama/Oprah rallies in Iowa Saturday, by finally bringing on the stump Chelsea Clinton.

Just think...on a day when Obama has Oprah Winfrey helping him the all important undecided female voters, there will be three generations of Clinton women on a stage.

The debut of Chelsea, who works in New York, has been anticipated for a long time. She is appearing with her grandmother, Dorothy Rodham at three stops in Iowa. Former President Bill Clinton is in South Carolina.

Just think...on a day when Obama has Oprah Winfrey helping him the all important undecided female voters, there will be three generations of Clinton women on a stage.

Chelsea is not planning to speak. A campaign staffer, aware that this is Oprah day, said Chelsea is suddenly appearing because "She wanted to spend the day campaigning with her mother and grandmother."

This from the Clinton campaign....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2007


***MEDIA ADVISORY***

CHELSEA CLINTON AND DOROTHY RODHAM TO JOIN HILLARY CLINTON IN IOWA TODAY


Mother and Daughter Join Hillary on the Campaign Trail in Iowa



Des Moines, IA – Iowans for Hillary announced today that Chelsea Clinton and Dorothy Rodham will join Hillary as she campaigns across Iowa today. Mother and daughter will attend Organizing for Change events with Hillary events in Winterset, Williamsburg and Washington.


Saturday, December 8
Winterset, IA à Williamsburg, IA à Washington, IA

11:15 a.m. CST
Clinton Attends Organizing for Change Event with Chelsea Clinton and Dorothy Rodham
Winterset-Madison County Municipal Airport
Skydiver’s Hangar/Lounge
3405 N. 8th Avenue
Winterset, IA
OPEN PRESS
Pre-set: 10:00 a.m.
Final Access: 11:00 a.m.
Cable Run: 200 feet
Throw: 35 feet
Press Entrance: Main entrance to Skydiving Hangar/Lounge
Truck Parking: Directed on site.
Notes: Power and mult available on riser. Lighting provided.

3:45 p.m. CST
Clinton Attends Organizing for Change Event with Chelsea Clinton and Dorothy Rodham
Williamsburg Elementary School Gym
501 Highland
Williamsburg, IA
OPEN PRESS
Pre-set: 2:45 p.m. CST
Final Access: 3:45 p.m. CST
Press Entrance: Side (North) entrance of school
Throw: 60 feet
Cable Run: 300 feet
Truck Parking: Back (East) parking lot of school
Notes: Power and mult available on riser. Lighting provided.

7:30 p.m. CST
Clinton Attends Organizing for Change Event with Chelsea Clinton and Dorothy Rodham
Washington Fire Department
215 E. Washington
Washington, IA
OPEN PRESS
Pre-set: 6:30 p.m. CST
Final Access: 7:30 p.m. CST
Press Entrance: Side (West) entrance of the station.
Throw: 45 feet
Cable Run: 250 feet
Truck Parking: Reserved space near press entrance.
Notes: Power and mult available on riser. Lighting provided.

8 Comments

Obama lost a lot of credibility for going with Daley in the African American community and being a silent coward on the Burge torture.

Hilary and her campaign are known to be one step behind the curve in relation to Obama and his campaign. So Iowans will be debating among themselves which party to attend; Oprah-Obama versus Chelsea her mom and grandma. Sweet Lynn, you know better than that. Today in the news, Chelsea/mom/grandma will be a footnote in the scheme of things. Hilary and her team ought to come out with a plan to launch their own media blitz on another day and place. Today belongs to Obama and his campaign due to Oprah. You may not like it but that is how it going to be.

When are they going to bring out Roger?

Oh, give me a break!!!! What next? The family dog and Hillary passes out apple pie?

Obama lost a lot of credibility for going with Daley in the African American community and being a silent coward on the Burge torture.

Posted by: Tony R | December 8, 2007 12:46 PM
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Mr. Tony, Obama lost no credibility in American communities where it may be predominately of African descent. (that is a dream that you want to make into realitiy, and it is a falsehood)

My question to you is did any of the white candidates lose credibility with the African American communities for being the SILENT COWARDS ON police brutality, racial profiling, marginalization of contracts FOR MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES which are SUPPOSED TO AT LEAST REFLECT THE POPULATION OF ANY CITY, COUNTY, STATE?

How can Mr. Obama lose credibility when Chicago is 37% percent African American but are handed three percent of government(county or city) contracts to appeased this portion of the city. WHERE ARE THE WHITE POLITICIANS audacity TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS inherent BIAS SHOWN TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY?

Mr. Obama is simply playing the cards dealt to him with a few ACES (GOD) and the (HOLY SPIRIT) on his side. (NOT HIDDEN UP HIS SLEEVES as other fake-azz politicos (regardless of color are doing)

As the old saying go, HATE THE GAME, NOT THE PLAYER!!!...Do not become angry because ONE of us FINALLY is playing the dealt cards properly.

It is a scary proposition to have a BLACK MAN - AS LEADER OF THE supposedly free world AFTER WHITE MEN HAVE DAMN NEAR TORN IT APART to - bring LIFE BACK to it again isn't?

Obama lost a lot of credibility for going with Daley in the African American community and being a silent coward on the Burge torture.

Posted by: Tony R | December 8, 2007 12:46 PM
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Mr. Tony, future president elect Obama lost no credibility in American communities where it may be predominately of African descent. (that is a dream that you want to make into realitiy, and it is a falsehood)

My question to you is did any of the white candidates lose credibility with the African American communities for being the SILENT COWARDS ON police brutality, racial profiling, marginalization of contracts FOR African American OWNED BUSINESSES which are SUPPOSED TO AT LEAST REFLECT THE POPULATION OF ANY CITY, COUNTY, STATE? Or did they speak loudly and scream "IT IS WRONG TO CONTINUE TO PIMP THE POOREST OF POOR, but arrest and jail them when the jobs are no longer there, and turn to drugs, THEN eventually CRIME for obscene lenghts of jail time in comparison to white people DRUG HABITS? I MEAN DID WHITE PEOPLE REALLY SCREAM LOUDLY IT WAS WRONG? Please tell me HOW CRYSTAL METHOD is not destroying WHITE COMMUNITIES, but some freaking way HELP IS ABUNDANT and jail sentences are minimal!!!....

How can Mr. Obama lose credibility when Chicago is 37% percent African American but are dealt three(3) percent of government(county or city) contracts to appeased this portion of the city. WHERE ARE THE WHITE POLITICIANS audacity TO SPEAK ABOUT THIS inherent BIAS SHOWN TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY?

Mr. Obama is simply playing the cards dealt to him with a few ACES (GOD) and the (HOLY SPIRIT) on his side. (NOTHING HIDDEN UP HIS SLEEVES as other fake-azz politicos (regardless of color are doing)

As the old saying go, HATE THE GAME, NOT THE PLAYER!!!...Do not become angry because ONE of us FINALLY is playing the dealt cards properly.

It is a scary proposition to have a BLACK MAN - AS LEADER OF THE supposedly free world AFTER WHITE MEN HAVE DAMN NEAR TORN IT APART - bring LIFE BACK to it again isn't?

YOU ARE the DAMN COWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow anonymous, such passion! but not enough to share your identity. oh well. using the office computer perhaps.
the junior senator from illinois has NEVER had any credibility. don't have to dig too deep on that.
next.

Why is every issue in this country a DAM RACE card. If Obama was a white man I have no doubt that he would be the strong front runner, but as usual A good honest Man is being help back because of his color, when is it going to stop!!!!!!! If you want to vote against Obama just because of his race I would take this into consideration when you vote; This country has had all White men for President and look at the condition of this country today>>>>PITTIFUL--It is a shame that this is 2007 and an African American man can not run for President without it being a race issue.You stated that Obama lost a lot of credibility for going with Daley in the African American community, so are you saying that the Afican American people should not have a place in the U.S.A or is your comment directed at Daley? Go back to the Presidental 2004 elections, this was called a race elections, Whites were for Bush and African Ameicans were anti Bush and if you look at the percentage of citizens who are pleased with Bush job as President 39%-- If people had voted for the right person in 2004 we would not be in the position we are today. We all need to stop racial profiling and see each individual for what they are.

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