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NCCU students watch Obama speech

Posted September 28, 2010

— Students at North Carolina Central University had a chance to see a live speech by President Barack Obama Tuesday night as part of a young-voter mobilization event on campus.

Democratic leaders, headlined by U.S. Rep. David Price, spoke to students about the stakes in the November election in the W.G. Pearson Cafeteria. Students then watched the president's speech from Wisconsin via satellite.

"There is an election on November 2nd that is going to say a lot about the future,” Obama said during the speech. "Now is not the time to lose heart, now is not the time to give up.”

Alexander Scott, president of the NCCU Chapter of College Democrats, said watching Obama’s speech was a chance to get students fired up about voting. He said creating enthusiasm in younger people is not always easy.

"Sometimes it can be frustrating, but the main goal is that we want to get everybody registered to vote,” Scott said.

Jordan Shaw, spokesman for the North Carolina Republican Party, said Tuesday that he wonders if Obama's star is fading.

"He is not the political powerhouse that he was, certainly when he was elected,” Shaw said.

Shaw said he thinks the American people do not agree with Obama's policies and have not seen enough positive economic change.

"The economy is not getting better at any rapid rate,” Shaw said.

President Obama disagrees.

"Now the economy is growing again, now the private sector has created jobs for the last eight months in a row,” Obama said Tuesday.

Obama's speech was played at 100 campuses around the nation.


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  • truth9806 Sep 29, 2010

    why is this a news story?
    Nothing else to report?

  • whatusay Sep 29, 2010

    Unemployment continues to go up in the private sector. Obama says the private sector has created jobs for the last eight months in a row. Someone is not telling the truth.

  • HanginTough Sep 29, 2010

    And this is news why? Half black president talks to minority school...i mean they just got this huge grant...to bring them up to the standard technology level....and more money went to all the other MINORITY schools too but the other DIVERSE non BLACK MAJORITY schools got ZIP! CAN YOU SAY REVERSE RACISM...NOPE because that WOULD BE RACIST... BE GONE Obama - I for one am tired of your excuses and dribble!

  • pebbles262004 Sep 29, 2010

    Who Cares.....no bady cares about Obama or stories about him on the news

  • tommys5 Sep 29, 2010

    I wanted to vote for Nancy Pelosi but can't so I will vote for David Price since he votes with her 98.9% of the time. Word

  • NCPictures Sep 29, 2010

    Leftwing has this one nailed! Why is this news? The double standard marches on!

  • Leftwing Sep 29, 2010

    Why is this newsworthy? Why was there not an "article" on ASU students (with a 3% minority population) NOT watching the President. If there was an article about a predominantly white college watching a white President, and focusing on this - it would be called racist. Why are blacks watching a black Preside not considered racist towards whites?

  • dare107 Sep 29, 2010

    I would rather have a prostate exam!!! O that is what that speech is!

  • dare107 Sep 29, 2010

    Come drink the Kool aid!

  • slappywhite Sep 28, 2010