GREENVILLE, S.C.—Barack Obama has finished many a speech with the cry Fired Up! Ready to Go. On Tuesday afternoon, Obama travels to Greenwood, S.C. for a rally in the home of Edith Childs, a county councilwoman whose trademark cheerleading cry Obama borrowed for his presidential campaign.
Obama, as he has often recalled-- but less so latel, when he dragged out the story last Friday at a University of Nevada-Las Vegas rally promised to visit out-of-the way Greenwood after meeting state Rep. Anne Parks last spring.
Tuesday developing storylines from the Barack Obama presidential campaign; spillover from the acrimony-filled debate Monday night as both Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton talk about the sinking economy:
*During a speech an economic speech at Furman University (a formal address with some riffs; Obama used a teleprompter) Obama was not confident the Fed rate cut would do the trick. He’s calling for an immediate $500 in the pot of every “working family” and again accused Clinton of copying his plan for an immediate rebate. Clinton had a rainy day fund in her stimulus plan,
Politically, Obama rolled out a zinger on Clinton, who is running on her ability to be ready to be president from “Day One.” Here’s how Obama turned her words on her. “We can’t afford a President whose positions change with the politics of the moment, we need a President who knows that being ready on day one means getting it right from day one.”
Obama got a standing ovation from the crowd, who got the reference.
*Worried about robo-calls and direct mail hits, the Obama campaign