Archive for May 16th, 2011



16
May
11

morning memphis

President Obama runs from Air Force One to greet military personnel upon his arrival in Memphis, Tennessee May 16

…with Booker T. Washington High School students Cassandra Henderson and Christopher Dean

16
May
11

memphis time

**** Live streaming from Memphis here – thank you Janelle ****

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base as he travels to Memphis, Tenn. for private meetings with families affected by the flooding and to deliver the commencement address at Booker T. Washington High School, May 16

16
May
11

up and running

AP: President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is barely a month old, but Camille Gervasio and other volunteers nationwide already are hard at work. “Are you with us? Are you in?” Gervasio asks into her iPhone, dialing through a call sheet resting on her laptop to line up supporters for an election 18 months away.

In call centers like this one on the eighth floor of an office building, the president’s backers are trying to take advantage of a head start over the still-forming Republican field and the benefits of incumbency to rebuild a grassroots effort that mobilized millions of voters in 2008.

Obama’s campaign has pledged to reach out to every voter it was in contact with during his first run, a herculean 50-state organizational effort to reconnect with its supporters … the campaign also is spending much of its time and money trying to build foundations of support early in battleground states like Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Ohio…

…In some ways, Obama’s first campaign never folded. After he was elected, he turned it into an organization called Organizing for America to communicate with supporters, rally them behind his policies and encourage get-out-the-vote efforts during the midterm elections…

…Since Obama officially announced his re-election campaign in early April, his advisers have been working to reignite the grassroots campaign that was inspired by Obama’s days as a community organizer. Under the slogan “I’m In!,” volunteer events are under way across the country, from brainstorming sessions at coffee houses to holding phone banks, house parties and door-to-door neighborhood canvassing events……

Full article here

16
May
11

‘that’s why i’m voting tea party’

😆

See here

16
May
11

monday – morning!

In a new Politico-GWU poll 59% say they will either vote for President Obama or will consider voting for him in 2012 (see here)

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Thanks Donna 😉

11:30 VP Joe Biden and his wife Jill attend the inauguration of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago




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