Comments on: Riding with Obama: Backstage http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/28/riding-with-obama-backstage/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ca http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/28/riding-with-obama-backstage/comment-page-1/#comment-336731 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:38:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=11981#comment-336731 This a rare glimpse – to use a phrase Barack Obama used to describe our citizens’ potential – into what I believe is the ‘strength and grace’ of the candidate himself as well. I was privileged to attend the rally
Mon. 10/27 where these photos were taken backstage;
and was impressed with the joyful way
attendees waited patiently in long lines
to get through security etc.
Thank you for sharing these photos.

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By: aix1825 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/28/riding-with-obama-backstage/comment-page-1/#comment-336727 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:24:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=11981#comment-336727 Another reason to vote for Obama/Biden, and not McCain/Palin? How about affordable health care for the middle class?

John McCain’s health care plans will destroy employer-based health insurance (says the US Chamber of Commerce!). For the millions of Americans that have it, that insurance is worth about $12,000. a year! After destroying this, McCain will offer instead $5,000. in tax credits! That’s $7,000. per family per year that McCain’s plan will steal from American families.

Even worse, McCain’s plan will throw us out of group insurance rates, and instead force us all onto the market as lonely individuals, with no market power, facing the powerful, unregulated health-insurance industry giants. And anyone with a precondition will not get any insurance coverage at all!

Who will benefit from the McCain Plan, may I ask?

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By: fbla1805 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/28/riding-with-obama-backstage/comment-page-1/#comment-336716 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 20:15:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=11981#comment-336716 In the last two Bush elections, Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Big Tobacco bankrolled Bush to the hilt.

No complaints from Republicans, as a small oligarchy of corporations bought the US Presidency away from 300 million Americans!

This succeeded because we didn’t do enough to support Gore’s & Kerry’s campaigns & help them defeat the Republican sleaze machine.

They lost, and we, the people, lost big time – Republican-made disasters just keep on breaking down on us every day!

But we’ve learned from that experience – today, more than 3 million citizens have donated, and tens of thousands are working day & night for Obama.

By the sheer additive power of this huge public response, we will enable Obama/Biden to win this campaign, and to beat the sleaze machine of McCain/Palin/Rove & Fox News.

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By: Jacky Van Diver http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2008/10/28/riding-with-obama-backstage/comment-page-1/#comment-336714 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:52:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=11981#comment-336714 Go Barack ! I can’t wait until this election is over & we get an intelligent person in the White House ! Go Obama !

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