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Overflow crowd at Ybor park near Obama HQ for prez visit

by Dara Kam | October 25th, 2012

A crowd appears to be spilling outside a city park blocks away from President Obama’s Florida campaign headquarters in anticipation of the Democrat’s appearance here shortly.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s been stumping with the president, spoke briefly at 8:30 this morning at Centennial Park. The crowd greeted Crist, a Republican-turned-independent who lives in nearby St. Petersburg, with a huge cheer.

The one-time U.S. Senate candidate reminded Obama supporters of the president’s aid to the state during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the awarding of $2.4 billion for a high-speed rail project in Central Florida. Gov. Rick Scott rejected the federal funds.

“He had our back. Florida, it’s time for us to have his back,” Crist said, echoing a line he’s frequently used promoting the president,” Crist said.

Obama, back in swing-state Florida after campaigning in Delray Beach Tuesday morning following Monday night’s final presidential debate Monday night, is expected to speak at 9 a.m.

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7 Responses to “Overflow crowd at Ybor park near Obama HQ for prez visit”

  1. President Obama why no help sent in Says:

    Will someone in that crowd please ask President Obama why he did not send in military assistance,help to those 4 Americans battling for their lives in Benghazi?

    Help was an hour away according to Obama, the battle lasted over 5 hours and 2 Americans died in the last hour.

    You gotta know these 4 were listening for American helicopters to come to their aid. That never happened.

    Just darn tired of the president’s lies, why no one, not even the media or tv personalities asks the president why he didn’t send in help!

    These guys were waiting. They thought help was on the way. They didn’t expect to be abandoned.

    It is certainly not leadership to lie to the American people, nor abandon Americans without sending in help.

    Part of the problem is that Americans have to look to tv entertainers to ask serious questions and they just don’t.

    Poor leadership, impotent media, floundering America.

    There is need for change. We can’t keep having this type of leadership, this lack of jobs, the divided nature of this country and we certainly abandon those who volunteer to willingly serve in dangerous areas of the country.

    We need a change in direction for our country is so, so many ways.

    Obama and Biden will not get my vote.

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    Crowds surge in Romney’s meetings, especially teen girls and women. But Obama has landed the country in huge debts. The debt that the U.S. government owes to foreign interests now equals approximately $47,495 for each household in the United States, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau.
    The portion of the U.S. government’s foreign debt now owed to interests in Mainland China is about $10,090 per household.
    At the end of August, the latest period reported by the U.S. Treasury, foreign interests held a total of $5,430,000,000,000 in U.S. government debt. According to the Census Bureau’s latest estimate (which was for June 2012) there were 114,328,000 households in the United States. Therefore, the total U.S. government debt held by foreign interests was about $47,494.93 per household. When America itself is submerged in loans, Obama has announced last month his plan to transfer $450 million in cash to help Egypt’s jihadist Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government which is estimated somewhere between $12 billion and $23 billion

  5. Concerned Taxpayer Says:

    Probably welfare people hoping to get an “Obama Phone.”

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