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  •  They went there with an agenda (4+ / 0-)
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    lurks a lot, galaxy33, siberia9, axel000

    Their agenda wasn't to get an honest answer to their questions.  It was to make a scene and get their name in the news.  That they ended up accomplishing.

    Come check us out at Strategy '08. Get all the information on Obama vs. the other guy.

    by smash artist on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 12:52:31 PM PDT

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    •  ah thanks for the clarification (0+ / 0-)

      a little upsetting i guess.

      i don't mind the protestors or their question - if anything, i could see it as a net positive for obama.

      but i guess i was at least hoping they might have listened to obama's answers and been willing to think about them more.  

      the left can't disintegrate as a political voting bloc for the dems. otherwise, mccain will be elected.  

      •  The black members of the audience I talked to (2+ / 0-)
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        after the event were absolutely LIVID at the group of protestors.

        Their stunt is certainly not going to hurt him with the black vote.

        Come check us out at Strategy '08. Get all the information on Obama vs. the other guy.

        by smash artist on Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 01:07:27 PM PDT

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        •  yeah i don't see that happening (2+ / 0-)
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          hurting the black vote that is.

          but i'm of the mind that we need every little vote we can get in november.  so ideally, the uhuru members' votes would be helpful too.  as would people disenchanted with obama over fisa, or upset with hillary's loss.  

          maybe i'm an overachiever.  but when i see 90% of blacks in polls saying they're voting for obama, i think - what about the remaining 10%?  how do we get them motivated to vote for obama? :P

      •  they might have (1+ / 0-)
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        listened to obama's answers and  will talk and think about them more. The fact that they had to listen to his speech until Q&A,They have no choice but to reflect on his words.
        They went with a mission and left with knowledge.
        There is still hope

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