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Barack Obama Campaign Timeline

 

This section will present highlights from Barack Obama campaign trail in a chronological order in hope to form a Barack Obama Campaign Timeline.

 

October 30, 2008

A Message from Barack Obama to his supporters: This campaign is in your hands

The next 6 days are going to be the toughest we've seen, and I need your support to reach as many voters as possible.

Donate $5 or more today to strengthen this movement for the final push.

This campaign is in your hands.

Thank you for everything you're doing,

Barack

 




 

 


 

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October 24, 2008

A Message from Barack Obama to his supporters: The margins of victory in crucial battleground states will be small. Your support today can make all the difference

We can't afford to spend the next four years wishing we had done more in the final push of this campaign.

Your support -- by midnight tonight -- will decide how strong our team is and how far we can extend our reach between now and Election Day.

Please make a donation of $5 or more before the deadline.

Change never comes without a fight. And the status quo is not going to go quietly.

The McCain campaign and the RNC have been stepping up their hateful "robocalls" and attack mailings -- they're throwing the kitchen sink of false, negative attacks.

The margins of victory in crucial battleground states will be small. And your support today can make all the difference.

We can't risk coming up short. The stakes are just too high.

Your donation of $5 or more will have a bigger impact now than at any other time:

https://donate.barackobama.com/finalfight

Thank you for everything you're doing,

Barack


 




 

 


 

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October 24, 2008

A Message from David Plouffe to Barack Obama Supporters: We're too close to the finish line to fall short, and we can't afford to look back and wish that we had done more

We're facing an urgent deadline at midnight tonight.

Final decisions about our ground operation will be based on the financial resources we have on hand.

We're too close to the finish line to fall short, and we can't afford to look back and wish that we had done more.

Make a donation of $10 or more to own a piece of this movement before the final deadline.

 


You can also choose to receive an Obama-Biden T-shirt with a donation of $30 or more:

https://donate.barackobama.com/deadlinetshirt

The race is tight, and we simply can't slow down.

We need to keep fighting right up until the end, and your donation today will strengthen this campaign in the final push.

Thanks so much,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

 




 

 


 

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October 21, 2008

A Message from Barack Obama to his supporters: Please make a donation of $5 or more before the deadline

Right now, we have one last chance to strengthen our field operation and expand our reach even further.

This Friday, we're making the very last, hard decisions about allocating our resources. And it will all come down to where we stand financially on Thursday at midnight.

We need to make decisions about strengthening our efforts in key battleground states -- and identify opportunities for expansion.

You can decide where we fight -- and how strong our team will be. Please make a donation of $5 or more before the deadline.

I know it's been a long campaign. And I know you've been asked to do a lot.

I hear you.

But right now, I'm asking you to remember what's at stake for our country.

After 20 months of fighting to bring the change we need, we cannot hold back now. We need to dig deep because what we do -- or don't do -- between now and Election Day will make all the difference.

Please make a donation of $5 or more before the deadline to expand the final map of battleground states and strengthen our field operation:

https://donate.barackobama.com/finaldeadline

I'd like to fight for votes in every corner of the country. But the reality is that we need to focus and redouble our efforts for the final push.

Thank you for making sure this campaign has the resources to compete in as many states as possible,

Barack


 





 

 


 

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October 19, 2008

A Message from Jeff Blodgett to Barack Obama Supporters

The top reason why people don't vote: No one ever asked them to!

Did you know the second most common reason that people don't vote is that they don't know how? The top reason: No one ever asked them to.

There's no doubt about it -- the conversations you have with friends, family, and voters across Minnesota will decide the outcome of this election.

In the next two weeks, we're planning the largest get out the vote (GOTV) operation in Minnesota history. But it'll only happen if you're a part of it.

Watch this video explaining the importance of our GOTV operation and sign up to become a part of this historic effort:

 


We have to make sure every voter hears Barack's message of change and votes. What we do or don't do in the next two weeks will decide the outcome of this race.

To meet our GOTV goals, we'll need to fill over 50,000 door-knocking shifts in the last four days, including 30,000 on Election Day, November 4th, alone.

We can't risk waking up on November 5th to four more years of the same failed policies and the same cynical politics.

Can you volunteer to get out the vote between now and Election Day and help change the course of history?

Join our Campaign for Change today and do your part by signing up below:

http://mn.barackobama.com/GOTVMN

Thanks,

Jeff

Jeff Blodgett
Minnesota State Director
Obama for America

P.S. -- You can also make calls or knock on doors on your own time. Visit Neighbor to Neighbor now and do your part right from home:

http://mn.barackobama.com/n2n


 



 



 

 


 

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October 19, 2008

A Message from David Plouffe to Barack Obama Supporters: your support is needed more urgently now than ever before

I just recorded a message for our donors about the latest fundraising numbers, and I wanted you to see it too.

Supporters like you have been extremely generous with your time and energy. Thank you.

It's not too late to own a piece of this campaign. In fact, your support is needed more urgently now than ever before.

Watch the video and make a donation today:

https://donate.barackobama.com/septembernumbers

Thanks,

David

---------Original Message---------
From: David Plouffe, BarackObama.com
Subject: BREAKING: Latest numbers

Friend --

A record 100,000 people rallied with Barack in St. Louis yesterday, and another 75,000 in Kansas City last night. Back in Chicago, we were tallying up our latest fundraising numbers.

Supporters like you have completely transformed how political campaigns raise money, so I wanted you to be the first to know how we did in September.

I recorded a short video to share the latest numbers:

 


When Barack entered this race, he put his faith in the power of ordinary supporters like you coming together and building a movement for change from the bottom up.

That's exactly how we got this far -- and you should feel proud of all we have accomplished together.

But with just 16 days left in this election, we can't slow down now. Please take a minute to watch the video and find out where we stand:

https://donate.barackobama.com/septembernumbers

Thanks for everything you're doing,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


 




 

 


 

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October 19, 2008

A Message from Joe Biden to Barack Obama Supporters: Watch A Video of My Wife Jill Reaching Out to Swing Voters

My wife Jill is an extraordinary woman.

Jill's passion has always been education, and even during the campaign she's been teaching class during the week and joining me on the trail on the weekends. But this week, she also found some time to go to campaign headquarters and call voters in crucial battleground states.

Jill has always had a great time talking to potential supporters, and I'm sure her calls brought Barack and me a few votes closer to victory.

But you live in a battleground state, which means you're in a unique position to talk to swing voters face-to-face. Will you reach out to potential supporters in your community by going door-to-door?

Watch this video of my wife reaching out to swing voters -- then get a list of voters near you and start knocking on doors today.

 



With the conventions and the debates behind us, this election is now in your hands.

Reaching out to swing voters is one of the most powerful ways to make a difference right now.

No matter how many rallies Barack and I hold or speeches we give, supporters like you talking to fellow voters one-on-one is the way we're going to win this election.

Get your list of supporters today and knock on doors this weekend:

http://my.barackobama.com/n2n

Thanks for everything you're doing,

Joe

P.S. -- Can't talk to voters this weekend? Sign up to make calls for the campaign later this week.


 




 

 


 

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October 17, 2008

A Message from Joe Biden to Barack Obama Supporters: The surest way to lose a race is to slow down with the finish line in sight

Anyone who tells you this election is already decided is dead wrong. Let's not forget the 2000 election, when Al Gore was up by double digits in October.

The surest way to lose a race is to slow down with the finish line in sight.

We're taking no chances. We've planned the biggest get out the vote operation in history, and we need to make sure that every voter has their voice heard.

That's why we've set the goal of bringing in 100,000 new donors by Friday at midnight.

If you step up and make your first donation today, it will be matched by a previous donor.

Will you make a donation of $5 or more today and double your impact?

This campaign has fought for every inch, and now is not the time to take anything for granted.

To get out the vote, we need to knock on hundreds of thousands of doors and make even more phone calls.

This campaign has built the largest field operation in history, and we need to mobilize it in these remaining days to get every single voter to the polls on Election Day.

Because that's what it comes down to -- counting every last vote.

Make a matching donation today to make certain that when everything is on the line, we are stronger than ever:

https://donate.barackobama.com/match

We've come too far to hold back now.

Thank you for everything you're doing,

Joe


 





 

 


 

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October 16, 2008

A Message from Barack Obama to his supporters: The most dangerous thing you can do right now is nothing

I just finished the last debate before the election.

Now the outcome of this campaign is up to you. I need your help to get our message out -- and to get out the vote.

I wouldn't ask for your support if this campaign didn't urgently need it.

Your donation of $5 or more today is essential to our unprecedented get out the vote operation in these final days.

The most dangerous thing you can do right now is nothing. Your support and hard work are exactly what we need between now and Election Day.

While he didn't mention the middle class, John McCain chose to repeat the false, negative attacks that make up 100% of his advertising these days.

The truth is that his choices say more about his campaign than they do about me.

But John McCain and his allies are not going to stop fighting -- or attacking -- until the very end.

We're doing this a different way. Tonight I talked about the real problems ordinary people face during this economic crisis and concrete ways that I will create jobs, cut health care costs, build a new energy policy, and get our economy moving.

But time is running out. Our strength and our success in these last 20 days depends on you:

https://donate.barackobama.com/finaldebate

Thank you for all you do,

Barack


 




 

 


 

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October 14, 2008

A Message from David Plouffe to Barack Obama Supporters: Help this campaign reach the goal

You need to see some of the offensive attacks we're up against. I just recorded a short video on my laptop about John McCain's negative ads.

In the remaining 21 days, we need to be ready to respond to smears like these -- and worse.

We need to show that our supporters will fight back against the McCain campaign's low road tactics. That's why our goal is to bring 100,000 new donors into this movement before midnight on Friday, October 17th.

That means in your state we need at least 1,000 new donors to step up this week.

Now is the time to make your first donation. This is your last opportunity to partner with a previous donor who will match every dollar.

Your donation of $5 becomes $10, $25 becomes $50, and $50 becomes $100 when it's matched by a fellow supporter. Watch the video and double your impact by making a matched donation today.

 


John McCain and his allies want smears and lies to drive this election.

That must be because the McCain campaign knows they don't have good answers for the issues that matter to ordinary people in this country -- like the economy, health care, and ending the war in Iraq responsibly. And they've flatly stated that if they talk about the economy, they will lose.

Instead, they keep coming up with new, outrageous attacks that are even more offensive and baseless than the ones before.

The issues facing our country are too important to let our next president be determined by petty political tactics.

Help reach the goal of 100,000 new donors this week. You can provide the vital resources needed to fight back against these attacks and show John McCain that there's a cost to his 100% negative campaign.

Double your impact today with a matched donation. Make your first donation to help bring the change we need on November 4th:

https://donate.barackobama.com/match

We've already seen the cost of eight years of failed policies.

With just 21 days left, we have to show John McCain the cost of ignoring the real issues and focusing on false, negative attacks.

Thanks,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


 



 

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October 13, 2008

A Message from Barack Obama to His Supporters: Last Chance to Double Your Impact

In these final three weeks, our opponents are signaling they will do whatever they can to distract voters and distort the truth, so we need to redouble our efforts.

The negative ads and smears seem to grow by the day. The most effective way to respond is by reaching out to more people than ever before with the truth -- the stakes in this election are too high not to.

We need to grow this movement by 100,000 new donors before Friday.

A previous donor has promised to match your donation to encourage you to give for the first time. This is your last opportunity to partner with a fellow supporter and make your donation go twice as far.

Your donation of $5 will become $10, $25 becomes $50, and $50 becomes $100. Double your impact by making a matched donation today.

 



Our first 100,000 donors gave this campaign the strength it needed to become a movement.

Back then, few pundits or insiders thought we had a chance. But we overcame steep odds. Those first 100,000 donors turned into millions of people like you, all across this country, coming together to work for change.

Now we need to come full circle. We have just one week to grow this movement by 100,000 donors.

It won't be easy, but we've always grown this campaign when it mattered most.

Will you step up and own a piece of this movement today? Make a donation right now and your gift will be doubled by a previous supporter:

https://donate.barackobama.com/match

We only have 22 days left. Help this campaign finish as strong as we started. Make a matched donation today.

Thanks,

Barack


 





 

 


 

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October 11, 2008

A Message from Jon Carson to Barack Obama Supporters: Spread the truth about Barack

The smears and lies about Barack are becoming more frequent, more outrageous, and more offensive.

While you and I know the truth, many undecided voters do not.

Right now, supporters like you who live in crucial battleground states are in a special position to influence this election by talking to undecided voters in your community. You can help by making phone calls or knocking on doors to set the record straight and win your state.

Get your list of potential supporters to contact. We'll give you talking points you can use.

This election is coming down to the wire. Voters are making up their minds, and in a number of states they are casting their votes early. You can help make sure the attacks we're seeing from the McCain campaign don't influence their decision at the polls.

No experience is required -- you can do it all from home. You'll join more than 200,000 supporters around the country who are using our voter contact tool to great success.

Ask friends and family to join you. If more supporters like you get involved, we can quickly reach the number of voters we need to win this election.

Get started right now:

http://my.barackobama.com/n2n

Thanks for all you do,

Jon

Jon Carson
National Field Director
Obama for America

 

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October 10, 2008

A Message from David Plouffe to Barack Obama Supporters: Who Is Barack Obama?

John McCain keeps asking this question at his rallies -- then he gives answers that are shockingly false and negative.

That's why it's vital that you sign up to volunteer for at least one day during the final days of this election. Voters won't know the truth about Barack unless supporters like you reach out to them.

I also wanted to share a video of personal moments from behind the scenes at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, so you can see Barack and Michelle as they are -- decent, warm, and kind people with a loving family.

Watch the video and get to know the Obamas a little better. Then sign up to volunteer on a crucial day before the Election:

 


Our opponents try to stir up doubt and fear by questioning who Barack really is -- as if after more than a decade in public office, more than 20 months on the campaign trail, dozens of debates, two books written by him and dozens more about him, people still don't have enough information to decide for themselves who should lead our country.

Millions of Americans have gotten to know Barack Obama as an American who's devoted his life to things bigger than himself -- his community, his country, and ordinary citizens looking for a voice.

Our challenge now is to do the same -- to devote these last weeks to a cause bigger than ourselves.

These tough economic times make our cause more urgent and the stakes even higher. Barack needs your help to win this election and bring the change we need to Washington.

Can you give a day of your time during the last four days of the election?

Watch the video, share it with others, and get involved:

http://my.barackobama.com/FourDays

Only 24 days remain until Election Day. Won't you commit at least one to ensure our victory?

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

P.S. -- You don't have to wait till the four days before Election Day to get involved. Visit your state page to find events happening near you.


 




 

 


 

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October 9, 2008

A Message from Joe Biden to Barack Obama Supporters: John McCain and Governor Palin are setting a new low in presidential politics with their dishonorable campaign.

The McCain campaign is on the ropes, and sadly it's no surprise they're responding with attacks and outright lies.

I've heard some pretty unspeakable things in the past few days -- deeply offensive smears that we'll hear over and over again until Election Day.

John McCain and Governor Palin are setting a new low in presidential politics with their dishonorable campaign.

Barack and I are out there every day fighting back. But we need your help.

Make a donation of $5 or more right now to show John McCain and Governor Palin that when they attack us with lies and smears, it literally makes our campaign stronger.

After last night's debate, it's clear why John McCain doesn't want to talk about the issues facing ordinary Americans -- especially the economy, which his own advisers admit he can't talk about without losing.

Barack won last night by offering clear plans to rebuild our economy from the bottom up, lower healthcare costs, and end the war in Iraq responsibly.

McCain tried to push more of the same disastrous Bush administration policies -- more tax cuts for the wealthy and giant corporations, deregulating the healthcare industry and taxing employer-based healthcare plans, and continuing to spend $10 billion a month in Iraq.

So what's left for the McCain campaign? Negative attacks and lies.

And it's even worse from some of the well-funded outside groups supporting McCain, whose sole purpose is tearing Barack down with smears.

Instead of focusing on the issues that really matter, our opponents are doing everything they can to encourage this toxic atmosphere.

We cannot stand by and let them get away with it.

We need to increase the cost of these desperate tactics for McCain's campaign. Please make a donation of $5 or more right now:

https://donate.barackobama.com/costofnegativity

Thanks for your support,

Joe


 




 

 


 

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October 8, 2008

A Message from Jaci Urness to Barack Obama Supporters: Help Barack's Campaign for Change This Weekend

Can you give a couple of hours this weekend to help Barack and DFLers for change win Minnesota?

Election Day, November 4th, is only a few weeks away and the race is still incredibly close here.

We're counting on supporters like you to give a little bit of time to make a big difference.

I recorded this short video to let you know where the race stands and our strategy to win Minnesota, and what you can do to help.

Watch the video to learn more about our plan for victory -- then sign up to become a part of it.

 



John McCain and the Republicans are making a strong push here in Minnesota -- he's moved staff into the state, and is spending a fortune to flood the airwaves with dishonest attacks against Barack and the rest of the Democratic ticket.

We're fighting back and opening new offices all across the state, bringing the total to 31.

But we need you to help us by spending an afternoon or evening doing the kind of work that wins elections -- knocking on doors, making phone calls, and reaching out to the people you know.

Sign up now to volunteer this weekend and make a difference in your community:

http://mn.barackobama.com/MNstrategy

This is an opportunity for you to have an impact on this campaign, and a say in the direction this country goes.

Thanks for everything you are doing,

Jaci

Jaci Urness
Field Director
Minnesota Campaign for Change


 



 



 

 


 

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October 8, 2008

A Message from Barack Obama to his Supporters: What Did You Think About The Debate?

I thought the differences between John McCain and me were pretty clear tonight.

I will fight for the middle class every day, and -- once again -- Senator McCain didn't mention the middle class a single time during the debate.

If you agree that we need to cut taxes for 95% of working families, reduce health care costs, and end the war in Iraq responsibly, then I need your help right now.

And if you heard John McCain push more of the same discredited policies, including tax cuts for the wealthy and giant corporations, tax increases on health care, and continuing to spend $10 billion a month in Iraq, then now is the time to act.

Four weeks from tonight, we'll know which of us will be the next president.

The time to make a difference in this election is running out -- please make a donation of $5 or more right now.

https://donate.barackobama.com/townhall

Thank you,

Barack


 



 

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October 7, 2008

A Message from David Plouffe to Barack Obama Supporters: Strategy Update and Tonight's Debate

I was in North Carolina with Barack yesterday -- getting ready for tonight's debate -- and I took a break to record a short strategy update for you.

Yesterday, millions of Americans learned the details about John McCain, his political patron Charles Keating, and their role in the last major financial crisis and taxpayer-financed bailout of our time.

The truth makes it even clearer why a senior McCain adviser admitted to a reporter, "If we keep talking about the economic crisis, we're going to lose."

But it's not enough to merely inform voters -- we've got to turn them out to vote.

You live in a key battleground state where the race is neck-and-neck, so you can make a huge difference right in your own community.

Watch our latest strategy update video and consider giving a day of your time to help turn out the vote in the crucial four days leading up to the election:

 


While we're focused on persuading and turning out voters, John McCain has given up talking about the issues that are central to this election -- especially the economy. Instead, he's running the most negative presidential campaign in modern history.

In the past few days, we've seen the beginning of a major offensive that McCain is about to launch, filled with distortions, personal attacks, and flat-out lies about Barack.

But you can help fight back by getting involved at the grassroots level -- knocking on doors, making phone calls, and talking to undecided voters about what really matters in this election.

Commit at least one day to make sure Barack gets the votes we need to win:

http://my.barackobama.com/giveadayvid

Thanks for everything you're doing,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

P.S. -- Don't forget to tune in to the debate tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. And make sure your friends and family watch Barack talk about the change we need in this country.


 




 

 


 

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October 6, 2008

KEATING ECONOMICS: John McCain & The Making of a Financial Crisis

A 13 minutes documentary about the Keating scandal and Senator McCain's role in it.

 

 

A Message from David Plouffe to Barack Obama Supporters: Watch a Preview of a Documentary Called "Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis"

Over the weekend, John McCain's top adviser announced their plan to stop engaging in a debate over the economy and "turn the page" to more direct, personal attacks on Barack Obama.

In the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, they want to change the subject from the central question of this election. Perhaps because the policies McCain supported these past eight years and wants to continue are pretty hard to defend.

But it's not just McCain's role in the current crisis that they're avoiding. The backward economic philosophy and culture of corruption that helped create the current crisis are looking more and more like the other major financial crisis of our time.

During the savings and loan crisis of the late '80s and early '90s, McCain's political favors and aggressive support for deregulation put him at the center of the fall of Lincoln Savings and Loan, one of the largest in the country. More than 23,000 investors lost their savings. Overall, the savings and loan crisis required the federal government to bail out the savings of hundreds of thousands of families and ultimately cost American taxpayers $124 billion.

Sound familiar?

In that crisis, John McCain and his political patron, Charles Keating, played central roles that ultimately landed Keating in jail for fraud and McCain in front of the Senate Ethics Committee. The McCain campaign has tried to avoid talking about the scandal, but with so many parallels to the current crisis, McCain's Keating history is relevant and voters deserve to know the facts -- and see for themselves the pattern of poor judgment by John McCain.

So at noon Eastern on Monday, October 6th, we're releasing a 13-minute documentary about the scandal called "Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis" -- it will be available at KeatingEconomics.com, along with background information that every voter should know.

Watch a preview right now and share it with your friends.

The point of the film and the web site is that John McCain still hasn't learned his lesson.

And this time, McCain's bankrupt economic philosophy has put our economy at the brink of collapse and put millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes.

Watch the video to see why John McCain's failed philosophy and poor judgment is a recipe for deepening the crisis:

http://my.barackobama.com/keatingvideo

It's no wonder John McCain would rather spend the last month of this election smearing Barack's character instead of talking about the top priority issue for voters.

But if we work together, we can make sure the focus stays on the economy -- and how to fix it.

Please forward this email to everyone you know.

Thanks,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

P.S. -- The documentary will be live at noon Eastern at www.KeatingEconomics.com.


 

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October 4, 2008

A Message from Michelle Obama to Barack Obama Supporters: Don't Wait A Minute Longer

For the past 20 months, I've traveled to every corner of the country -- hearing from supporters about all the hard work they're doing to share Barack's vision of change with their families, neighbors, and friends.

It's easier than ever to reach out to folks in your community, and to talk to them about the stakes in this election -- and about how important it is that they make their voices heard on Election Day.

The Obama campaign will provide you with a list of folks in battleground states, and you can knock on doors or make phone calls to talk about why this election is important, and why every single vote matters.

Many of our supporters have already done this kind of voter outreach. Here's what they're saying about the experience:

Richard in Platte City, MO, wrote:

"Rebecca and I were able to get a list of 25 voters less than a mile from our home. It came complete with a script... We all know that Obama will win this election one vote at a time."

Cheryl in Naples, FL, said:

"It's fantastic to be able to do this important work on your own time and even in short bursts. It was so simple. I was amazed."

Nothing has a more powerful impact on voters than hearing from passionate supporters like you.

Click here to get your list of voters to canvass or call in your community. Join Richard, Cheryl, and many more supporters at this crucial time.

Election Day is just 30 days away, and early voting has already started in eight states. A dozen more states will start voting in the next two weeks.

Voters are making up their minds right now about who to support in this election.

Will you talk to voters in your community about Barack and his message of change?

Get a list of potential supporters in your community to contact, and we'll walk you through what to do next:

http://my.barackobama.com/n2n

Thank you so much for your support of this campaign. We could never have come this far without you. Now, let's work together all the way through Election Day to bring the change our country needs.

Michelle


 



 

 

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3 October 2008

A Message from Joe Biden to Barack Obama Supporters following the VP Debate: "Sarah Palin defends the same disastrous policies that have failed us for the past eight years"

If you saw tonight's debate, you saw Governor Sarah Palin give a spirited defense of the same disastrous policies that have failed us for the past eight years.

She couldn't identify a single area where she or John McCain would change George W. Bush's economic or foreign policy positions.

If you want something different, Barack and I need your help.

Make a donation of $5 or more right now to bring about the change we need.

The change we need is fixing this broken economy from the bottom up -- not tax breaks for the wealthy and huge corporations that ship U.S. jobs overseas. We need to focus on defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban and restoring America's standing in the world -- not an unending commitment in Iraq.

Let's be clear: Governor Palin and Senator McCain are offering nothing but more of the same failed Bush policies at home and abroad, trying to disguise them in the rhetoric of change.

Americans need real solutions and real change.

We're in this together and there's a lot to do before Election Day. Please make a donation of $5 or more right now to support this campaign for change:

https://donate.barackobama.com/changeweneed

This is the most important presidential election you'll be part of in your life.

Thank you for all that you're doing.

Now let's get to work and change this country,

Joe


 




 
 

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01/10/2008

 

A Video Message from Barack Obama: "All Across America Something Is Stirring"

Barack Obama: "But I stand before you tonight because all across America something is stirring. What the nay-sayers don't understand is that this election has never been about me. It's been about you.

For eighteen long months, you have stood up, one by one, and said enough to the politics of the past. You understand that in this election, the greatest risk we can take is to try the same old politics with the same old players and expect a different result. You have shown what history teaches us - that at defining moments like this one, the change we need doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington. Change happens because the American people demand it - because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time.

America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate and so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect. America - we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone at this moment in this election. We must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise, the American promise. And in the words of the Scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess. Thank you. God Bless you. And God Bless the United States of America.
 


 

A Message from Jeff Blodgett to Barack Obama Supporters: Help Barack Win Mimnesota

Here in Minnesota the race for the White House is incredibly close. Polls show Barack and John McCain neck-and-neck, and with just 33 days until Election Day we need to step up our efforts.

The McCain campaign has shown time and again that they don't care about reaching out to folks in Minnesota like you -- they're content to stick to the same tired, cynical politics of smears and attack ads.

Minnesotans are smarter than that, and want to hear real solutions for the challenges facing all of our families.

But too many people still don't know about Barack's plans to cut taxes for 95% of working families, make health care affordable, rebuild our economy from the bottom up, and bring a responsible end to the war in Iraq.

That's why this weekend supporters all across Minnesota are coming together to do the kind of work that wins elections -- knocking on doors and talking to undecided voters.

Sign up now to join a weekend canvass in your area and make a difference in your community.

In this election, every single vote will matter -- and Minnesota could decide this race.

In 2004, George W. Bush came within three percentage points of winning our state.

But after eight years of failed Bush-McCain policies, Americans need change now and we need your help.

To put Barack over the top here in Minnesota we need supporters like you to step up in your communities, since you know them better than anyone.

No experience is required to participate. All you need is a hunger for change and a willingness to turn your enthusiasm into action.

Find a canvass happening near you and sign up today:

http://mn.barackobama.com/onemonthout

What we do -- or don't do -- in these next 30 days will determine whether America gets the change we need or four more years of the same.

Thanks for all that you do,

Jeff

Jeff Blodgett
Minnesota State Director
Obama for America


 

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29/09/2008

A Message from Jon Carson to Barack Obama Supporters: Use the New Neighbor to Neighbor Tool to Grow the Movement by Reaching Out to New Voters

Did you see the debate on Friday night?

Barack won a solid victory, and the polls all show that his message of change broke through to undecided voters.

In the next 48 hours, we have a great opportunity to grow this movement for change. By reaching out to fellow voters right now, and talking about the important differences we all saw on Friday night, you can make a huge difference.

Check out our exciting new Neighbor to Neighbor tool and reach out to people in your community. We'll provide talking points and a list of potential supporters you can call or canvass.

For millions of people, Friday's debate was the first time they heard Barack's plans to cut taxes for 95% of middle class families, bring a responsible end to the war in Iraq, make health care affordable, and rebuild our economy from the bottom up.

They also saw that John McCain -- after his erratic and reckless response to the nation's financial crisis -- never once mentioned how he planned to help struggling American families. Throughout the entire debate, he didn't say the words "middle class." Not once.

On Friday, the differences between Barack and John McCain could not have been clearer.

Now we just need you to get the word out -- and nothing works better than talking directly to your fellow voters.

Visit Neighbor to Neighbor now, and knock on doors or make phone calls for Barack:

http://my.barackobama.com/n2n

Thank you for all that you do,

Jon

Jon Carson
National Field Director
Obama for America

 

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28/09/2008

A Message from David Plouffe to Barack Obama Supporters: Don't Let This Happen!

You'll see one of two things when you look at the television on the night of November 4th.

Here's what one of them could look like:

 


Please forward this email to your friends.

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

 




 

 


 

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28/09/2008

A Message from David Plouffe: CBS and CNN Polls Show that Voters See Barack Obama as Debate Winner

We put together an ad today that captures Barack's victory in last night's debate in 30 seconds.

Take a look and make a donation of $5 or more to get it on the air for those who may have missed it:

 


After his erratic and reckless response to the economic crisis, McCain needed a game-changer last night to restore his campaign. He didn't even come close.

In a CBS News poll, uncommitted voters see Barack as the debate winner. When it comes to the economy, 66% say Barack would make the right decisions versus 42% for McCain.

The CNN poll results are also clear:

 

Who did the best job tonight?
Barack: 51
McCain: 38

Who would better handle Iraq?
Barack: 52
McCain: 47

Who would better handle the economy?
Barack: 58
McCain: 37

 

These are not the kind of reviews John McCain needed, but they show that Barack is offering the change we need.

Barack broke through last night with voters who were watching -- but we need to get the word out to the millions who didn't tune in.

Please watch our latest ad and make a donation of $5 or more to show your support:

https://donate.barackobama.com/debatevideo

Thank you for everything you are doing,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

 


 

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27/09/2008

A Message from Barack Obama to his Supporters following the first Presidential Debate

I just finished my first debate with John McCain.

Millions of Americans finally got a chance to see us take on the fundamental choice in this election -- the change we need or more of the same.

I will provide tax cuts for the middle class, affordable health care, and a new energy economy that creates millions of jobs. John McCain wants to keep giving huge tax cuts to corporations, and he offered no solutions for the challenges Americans are facing in their daily lives.

I will end the war in Iraq responsibly, focus on defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban, and restore America's standing in the world after eight years of disastrous policies. John McCain wants an unending commitment in Iraq and fails to recognize the resurgent threat in Afghanistan.

Let's be clear: John McCain is offering nothing but more of the same failed Bush policies at home and abroad that he has supported more than 90% of the time in the Senate.

Americans need change now, and I need your help to get the word out about this movement.

In the coming days, it's going to be up to you to organize locally and reach the voters that are going to decide this election.

Now's the time to make your voice heard.

Please make a donation of $5 or more right now to support this campaign for change:

https://donate.barackobama.com/thedebate

Thank you for all that you're doing,

Barack


 




 

 


 

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26/09/2008

 

A Message from Joe Biden to Barack Obama Supporters

Joe Biden calls Obama supporters to watch the first presidential debate with friends and family and hear Barack's plan for a fundamental change.

Biden urges supporters to roll up their sleeves, get involved and Give Barack a Day, a day.

 

Now that John McCain has decided to participate in tonight's debate, don't forget to tune in and watch at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

This is a great opportunity to come together with your friends and family and hear Barack's plan to take our country in a fundamentally different direction.

But before you watch tonight's historic debate, there's something just as important that you can do right now.

You live in a key battleground state where the race is neck-and-neck, so you can make a huge difference right in your own community. Will you sign up to volunteer on one of the four crucial days leading up to Election Day?

Face-to-face contact with voters is the single most effective way to deliver the votes we need to win.

It may be a tight race, but we have something John McCain doesn't: a whole lot of passion and enthusiasm for change. I've seen it in the towns and cities I've visited in every corner of the country.

But it's up to each of us to make sure we turn this energy into votes on November 4th.
Don't let this election be decided by political stunts or distractions. Join your fellow supporters, roll up your sleeves, and help carry this campaign to victory.

Every vote is important, and we're going after every single one of them. Now is the time to step up. Give Barack a day leading up to the election:

http://my.barackobama.com/givebarackaday

Supporters like you are the only reason we've come as far as we have.

Now, we're counting on you to get us the rest of the way.

Thanks for everything you're doing,

Joe


 

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The debate and what's next - A message from Jon Carson, BarackObama.com to Obama Supporters

Barack is moving ahead with plans for Friday's debate.

The election is less than 40 days away, and the American people deserve to hear directly from the candidates about how they intend to lead our country.

You're invited to join a Debate Watch Party in your community and discuss the issues that are most important to you and your family, friends, and neighbors.

Find a Debate Watch Party in your area and RSVP today.

These parties will allow you to to get to know folks in your community and continue building this campaign from the bottom up, by reaching out to even more supporters using our Neighbor to Neighbor tool.

If you can't attend a party, you can still use our Neighbor to Neighbor tool to reach out to swing voters in your community who need to hear from you.

It's an extremely powerful way to build support for Barack.

Whether you can attend a Debate Watch Party or not, it's a great way to connect with fellow voters.

Get your list of potential supporters right now and start knocking on doors or making phone calls today.

Neighbor to Neighbor gives you everything you need to get started.

As Barack prepares for the presidential debate, we'll be preparing, too -- by laying the groundwork for victory on Election Day.

Let's get to work.

Thanks,

Jon

Jon Carson
National Field Director
Obama for America


 



 

 


 

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Barack Obama TV Ad attacks John McCain as out of touch for saying that the fundamentals of our economy are strong

 

 

 

25/09/2008

A message from  David Plouffe, BarackObama.com to Barack Obama Supporters - Watch a Video of Barack Obama's Press Conference About the Economic Crisis

This morning Barack called John McCain to suggest a joint statement of principles that would help Congress resolve the immediate financial crisis.

Then John McCain went on television and said he was suspending his campaign and that Friday's presidential debate should be postponed.

Barack spoke about the crisis and took questions from reporters a few hours ago.

He also made it clear that -- with only 40 days left for the American people to decide who will be responsible for leading our economic future -- it is more important than ever that the scheduled debate takes place.

Please take a minute to watch the video of Barack's press conference and share it with your friends:

 


This is an important time, and we have to keep this campaign focused on the crucial issues.

Thank you,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
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24/09/2008

A Message from Barack Obama to his supporters about the Greed and Irresponsibility of Wall Street and Washington that Led to Financial Crisis

The era of greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street and in Washington has created a financial crisis as profound as any we have faced since the Great Depression.

Congress and the President are debating a bailout of our financial institutions with a price tag of $700 billion or more in taxpayer dollars. We cannot underestimate our responsibility in taking such an enormous step.

Whatever shape our recovery plan takes, it must be guided by core principles of fairness, balance, and responsibility to one another.

Please sign on to show your support for an economic recovery plan based on the following:
 

• No Golden Parachutes -- Taxpayer dollars should not be used to reward the irresponsible Wall Street executives who helmed this disaster.

• Main Street, Not Just Wall Street -- Any bailout plan must include a payback strategy for taxpayers who are footing the bill and aid to innocent homeowners who are facing foreclosure.

• Bipartisan Oversight -- The staggering amount of taxpayer money involved demands a bipartisan board to ensure accountability and oversight.

Show your support and encourage your friends and family to join you:

http://my.barackobama.com/ourplan

The failed economic policies and the same corrupt culture that led us into this mess will not help get us out of it. We need to get to work immediately on reforming the broken government -- and the broken politics -- that allowed this crisis to happen in the first place.

And we have to understand that a recovery package is just the beginning. We have a plan that will guarantee our long-term prosperity -- including tax cuts for 95 percent of families, an economic stimulus package that creates millions of new jobs and leads us towards energy independence, and health care that is affordable to every American.

It won't be easy. The kind of change we're looking for never is.

But if we work together and stand by these principles, we can get through this crisis and emerge a stronger nation.

Thank you,

Barack



 

 


 

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23/09/2008

A Message from Michelle Obama about The First Presidential Debate that is Due September 26th at 9:00 p.m

This Friday, we'll reach another milestone in this campaign -- the first debate of the general election, on September 26th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Millions of Americans will tune in to watch Barack debate John McCain about America's foreign policy and our role in the world.

Barack will share his plan to bring the change we need -- to restore our place in the world, ensure security at home and abroad, and reestablish the United States as the world's economic leader.

This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the issues. And it's also a great opportunity for you to share Barack's message of change with your friends, family, and neighbors by attending or hosting a Debate Watch Party.

Watch the debate with friends and supporters, and talk about how you can get involved in this movement.

I recorded a brief message about these parties. Please take a moment to watch the video and sign up to attend or host a Debate Watch Party in your community.

 


Many Americans are still learning about Barack and this movement for change.

They don't know about his plan to restore the middle class, cut taxes for 95 percent of American families, provide health care for every American, achieve energy independence, improve our schools, and responsibly end the war in Iraq.

Many people also don't know that John McCain has voted with George Bush more than 90 percent of the time -- including to continue Bush's failed Iraq policies, not investigating the government response to Katrina, not supporting children's health care, not supporting college benefits for returning veterans, and passing tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the middle class.

This debate is a chance for Americans to hear directly from Barack. And with just a few weeks left before Election Day, it's more important than ever that we bring people together and talk about the issues that matter in our communities.

I hope you'll watch my short message and sign up to attend or even host a Debate Watch Party:

http://my.barackobama.com/debate

Thank you for all that you're doing,

Michelle


 




 

 


 

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18/09/2008

A Message from Barack Obama to his Supporters About Solving Our Financial Crisis

The economy hit a new low this week, and in every part of the country, people like you are feeling it.

The recent financial disasters -- from the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the historic drop in the stock market -- are not just a string of bad luck. They are the result of years of bad decisions made in favor of big corporate special interests instead of America's working families.

More than 600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Home foreclosures are skyrocketing, and home values are plunging. Gas prices are at an all-time high, and we're still spending more than $10 billion every month on a war in Iraq that should never have been waged.

John McCain's campaign is doing everything it can to focus attention on false personal attacks and distractions -- but there's too much at stake for that kind of politics.

I need your help to get the conversation back on track.

I recorded a two-minute TV ad about our economy and my plan to solve this crisis. Please watch the ad and share it with everyone you know:

 


For eight years, Bush-McCain economic policies have favored reckless deregulation and huge tax loopholes for big corporations. Now, as these corporations crumble, American taxpayers are facing costly bailouts.

More of the same failed ideas are not going to solve our economic problems.

I'm calling for a $1,000 tax break for middle-class families -- not just because they need help dealing with the rising costs of gas, food, and health care, but also because our economy needs to be reinvigorated from the bottom up, not the top down.

I'm proposing a second stimulus package to save over one million jobs and provide immediate relief to struggling families.

And I'll end the "anything goes" culture on Wall Street with real regulation. We can see clearly that our economy is stronger when we protect investments and pensions, and avoid devastating bankruptcies and bailouts.

This is no ordinary time, and it shouldn't be an ordinary election. Help keep the discussion focused on the issues.

Please watch the video and share it with your friends today:

http://my.barackobama.com/economyvideo

Thanks for helping to bring the change this country needs,

Barack


 




 

 


 

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September 15, 2008

Barack Obama speaks about the economic crisis in Pueblo, CO

 

 

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