Local Politics

Obama returns to N.C. Monday

Posted July 4, 2008

— Barack Obama will appear Monday in Charlotte to talk about jobs and the economy, his campaign announced Friday.

The event, which is not open to the public, is the beginning of a week-long tour. The Democratic nominee for president will visit states that voted Republican in the last presidential election to emphasize his plans to improve the economy.

Monday's program at James Martin Middle School, 2800 IBM Drive in Charlotte, was scheduled to begin at 12:15 pm. The event is by-invitation only.

Other stops include Georgia, Virginia and Ohio.

Bush won 56 percent of the vote in North Carolina in both 2000 and 2004.


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  • whatusay Jul 4, 2008

    He loves coming to NC where government shares his views on illegal immigration. And, he is see in the middle of a bible belt state.

  • John Q Public Jul 4, 2008

    Woo Hoo!

  • lauraleigh Jul 4, 2008

    Well - did anyone else note that his own webpage announced his pride and joy at being endorsed by a Marxist/Socialist/Communist group? Go to the webpage - my.barackobama.com and work your way around to the blog... it's there.

  • SEAIRESCUE Jul 4, 2008

    This candidate appears to be funded by George Soros. That sends cold chills up my backside. As for change, are you ready for Socialism and a new lifestyle that favors the young and poor and punishes the old and middle class citizens with denied services and confiscation of your income distributed to the inept. Please vote this person out this November.

  • drnc Jul 4, 2008

    He's trying to pick up a red state. A little later he will be trying to keep the blue ones. That's after America finds out what a left-wing wacko he is.

  • Worland Jul 4, 2008

    Most of his appearances are invitation only. Why is that? Afraid of something?

  • twixandbetwwen Jul 4, 2008

    With Jesse Helms having just died, who needs this guy here,now. He is going to be talking about jobs and the economy, well these appear to be two subjects he knows very little about because it has proven that his campaign ads that advertise he has created jobs is false and miss leading. As far as the Economy is concerned his main platform is to tax profits and small businesses and put them out of business. Other economic issues that he doesn't seem to understand are: building nuclear power plants, petroleum refineries, mining shale oil in the Rockies, and off shore oil drilling, and lastly drilling in Amwar. As far as being president of the USA, he is unfit for command.

  • trunkmonkee1971 Jul 4, 2008

    Joy of Joys.

  • cessna1967 Jul 4, 2008

    more important, when is he leaving ?