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Biden returns to North Carolina for bus tour

Posted October 23, 2008

— Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden took a tour of North Carolina on Thursday, traveling by bus and visiting three college campuses.

Biden opened his day at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he delivered a get-out-the-vote message.

"Our goal is the biggest voter turnout in North Carolina history. That's what we're shooting for," he said. "That turnout, as you all know, doesn't need to be on Election Day. You have until Nov. 1 to vote early.

"Ladies and gentlemen, there's no excuse (not to vote), none."

Biden was scheduled to speak at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem at 2:30 p.m. and at Meredith College in Raleigh at 7 p.m.

The running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, Biden last visited the state in September, when the two hopefuls appeared together in Greensboro.

Obama and Biden have repeatedly visited the state and expended resources here, and their strategy has forced Republican rival John McCain's campaign to respond.

The last Democratic candidate to win North Carolina was Jimmy Carter in 1976.

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  • madbrewdawg Oct 23, 2008

    Here is the link to the Berg v. Obama case. http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-paedce/case_no-2:2008cv04083/case_id-281573/
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    October 23, 2008 8:41 a.m.
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  • madbrewdawg Oct 23, 2008

    wildervb, libandproud, and wakokid:
    Both McCains parents were US citizens and he is a naturalized citizen. The link I posted is the link showing the complete docket and all filings in this case in Federal Court. This is a very important matter that MUST be determined. Berg is not the only person fililng a complaint in this matter and again Obama and his attorney's are making no effort to disprove the allegations which in turn implicates that they are true. If the allegations are false, then Obama and his attorneys need to step up to the plate and prove them once and for all and lay this matter to rest instead of sidestepping the issue with Motions to Dismiss on matters of improper jurisdiction of the subject matter and failure to file a complaint where relief can be granted. Instead of frivously posting on here you should actually take the time to really read all the filings in this matter and you yourselves should demand an answer from Obama and his attorneys as well. http://docket

  • now Oct 23, 2008

    "And yes politically my views are liberal." - wildervb

    Try Socialist and borderline communist.

  • wildervb Oct 23, 2008

    "wildverb... please explain to all of us where Obama plans to get the money from his tax break? Or the $1 Trillion in proposed new spending?"

    He hasn't proposed a trillion in new spending in one year, maybe in eight.

    Now you explain how McCain will pay for his $5,000 tax credit for every family to buy health insurance. How many trillions would that be. And wouldn't giving every family $5,000, even if they don't pay taxes extreme socialism?

  • wildervb Oct 23, 2008

    "Got to give Biden some credit for being a bigger man than his Junior Senator running mate when it comes to Iraq..."

    Worland, so you think Obama should send his six and ten year old daughters? What's your point?

  • Worland Oct 23, 2008

    wildverb... please explain to all of us where Obama plans to get the money from his tax break? Or the $1 Trillion in proposed new spending?

  • Worland Oct 23, 2008

    Who really supports the military?

    McCain, 21 years of military experience. Three sons who have/are in the military. One son served in Iraq. Palin has a son in the Army who has served in Iraq.

    Obama, been to the AOR twice. Biden has a son who is a lawyer in the National Guard and is in Iraq. His father (Sen. Biden) is on the record as saying, "I don't want him going. But I tell you what, I don't want my grandson or my granddaughters going back in 15 years, and so how we leave makes a big difference."

    Got to give Biden some credit for being a bigger man than his Junior Senator running mate when it comes to Iraq...

  • wildervb Oct 23, 2008

    NCcarguy,

    Just for your info, I've never been unemployed, in fact, I've worked steadily since 1973! I started out with a Paper Route! I have a full time job, I own a rental home as well as my own. Not only that, I'm married to a member of the opposite sex and have 2 kids. I go to church every Sunday and am a patriotic American. And yes politically my views are liberal.

    I know this is all a shock to you, you probably actually believe all the stereotypes that Right Wing Radio feeds you.

  • pbjbeach Oct 23, 2008

    I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THIS WILL NOT BE OBAMAS & BIDENS LAST VIST TO N.C. AN THAT THEY NOT CONCIDE ONE VOTE TO THESE REPUBLICANS . IT IS TIME TO SEND THEM PACKING ONCE AN FOR ALL I JUST WISH THAT THEY WOULD COME TO EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA . ALREAD VOTED OBAMA & BIDEN /08 THANK YOU

  • open2debate Oct 23, 2008

    We can solve the tax problem easy enough. just let the democrat party send a self addressed stamped envelope to all of their registered voters and they can send their money on in, then we conservatives will be happy because they leave our money alone, and the dems will be happy cause they are making obama happy. of course i think they need to take mickey mouse off their voter roll because i don't think mickey should have to pay taxes, he is just a mouse. then again, the dems would try to get him to payup so they could redistribute the cheese to the rest of the rats in washington.

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